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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Protea Biosciences has licensed a mass spectrometry-based technology from Yale University aimed at improving diagnosis of melanoma.

The Morgantown, West Virginia-based firm is developing a test that will use proteomic mass spec imaging (MSI), pioneered by Yale Dermatology Professor Rossitza Lazova and Protea's Erin Seeley.

According to the partners, the imaging technology allows researchers to identify hundreds of specific proteins in tissue, which can help distinguish between cancerous melanomas and benign moles, also called melanocytic nevi.

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NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.

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