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The firm is building an antibody-based immune system-related protein biomarker test for stroke diagnosis in both community and academic hospitals.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, researchers from the US and the UK reported on results from a population genomic study of the black cottonwood poplar, Populus trichocarpa.

Researchers at West Virginia University have begun to elucidate the parameters for PCR of DNA interacting with single-walled carbon nanotubes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health has awarded the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute a five-year, $19.6 million grant to develop an infrastructure for clinical translational research at West Virginia University.

The COBRE grant from NCRR will support core centers that house genomics, imaging, tissue processing, and other research facilities.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.