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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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The European Medicines Agency recommends that a warning about the possibility of blood clots be added to the product information.

According to Agence France Presse, astronauts who are to arrive soon at the International Space Station are to study the effect of microgravity on brain organoids and more.

A new study finds that farmed fish have led to a decline in genetic diversity among Atlantic salmon, the Guardian reports.

In Cell this week: analysis of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 introductions to the US, increased horizontal gene transfer higher in gut microbiomes linked to industrialization, and more.

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Recent advances in single-cell technologies have provided unprecedented -omic-level insights into cellular heterogeneity and function. 

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MeMed

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and intensive care units around the world have been overwhelmed by unprecedented levels of demand. 

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This webinar will present a research project that is using spatial transcriptomics to discern the molecular mechanisms underlying fear memory.