Biosystems International announced this week that it is partnering with biopharmaceutical firm Pharnext on a six-year project to develop diagnostics and therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease funded by €10.4 million ($14.2 million) from the French innovation agency OSEO.

The collaboration calls for the companies to develop a prototype blood-based protein biomarker diagnostic for Alzheimer's disease as well as a therapeutic for the disease and a companion test for monitoring the drug's effectiveness and stratifying patient populations by their response.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.