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By Adam Bonislawski

Vista, Calif.-based glycobiology firm Sialix is developing diagnostics for breast, colon, and prostate cancers using auto-antibodies to the non-human sialic acid Neu5Gc as protein biomarkers.

The company, which has licensed intellectual property related to use of the auto-antibodies from the University of California, San Diego, is in the second year of a two-year, $800,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract supporting the development of the tests.

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The US Department of Justice has proposed a rule change to enable DNA to be collected from migrants, the Associated Press reports.

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