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Applied Proteomics, DKFZ to Collaborate on Cancer MDx

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Applied Proteomics today said that it will collaborate with the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) on the discovery and development of molecular diagnostic tests for colon and pancreatic cancer.

Applied Proteomics President and CEO Peter Klemm said that the firm will leverage its mass spectrometry-based platform in the collaboration. Further terms were not provided by the partners.

San Diego-based Applied Proteomics noted that it is developing a blood-based test for precursors to colorectal cancer aimed at identifying high-risk patients for colonoscopy. The firm recently raised $28 million in a Series C financing round.

The Scan

WHO Seeks Booster Pause

According to CNN, the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on administering SARS-CoV-2 vaccine boosters until more of the world has received initial doses.

For Those Long Legs

With its genome sequence and subsequent RNAi analyses, researchers have examined the genes that give long legs to daddy longlegs, New Scientist says.

September Plans

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration is aiming for early September for full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on Targeting DNA Damage Response, TSMiner, VarSAn

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: genetic changes affecting DNA damage response inhibitor response, "time-series miner" approach, and more.