Deciding the time is right to cash in on the potential of proteomics, the Framingham Heart Study last week announced an agreement with BG Medicine aimed at discovering biomarkers, including protein biomarkers, associated with heart disease.

The collaboration marks the first time that the landmark study is incorporating proteomics on any scale into its research, and is the first cooperative research and development agreement, or CRADA, between FHS and a commercial partner in the study's 60-year history.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.