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As part of its Critical Path program to speed the movement of discoveries from bench to bedside, the US Food and Drug Administration has launched an initiative to bring biomarkers — including protein biomarkers — to the forefront of drug development, according to an agency official.

The FDA plans to issue guidelines to industry on what criteria are necessary in order for a biomarker to be used as a surrogate endpoint, and to promote the use of biomarkers systematically throughout the process of drug development.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.

Apr
30
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Lexogen

This webinar will discuss novel long-read transcript sequencing (LRTseq) methods for transcriptome annotation that could increase the efficiency and accuracy of future sequencing projects.