Proteome Sciences said this week it has contracted with pharmaceutical firm Eisai to measure protein biomarkers tied to Alzheimer's disease.

The agreement calls for Proteome Sciences to quantify in an undisclosed number of human samples levels of the nine proteins in its AD-TMT-SRM assay, which it introduced this summer. This is the first commercial contract the company has signed for use of the assay, chief operating officer Ian Pike told ProteoMonitor.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

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