NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A University of Texas at Austin investigator has won a $2.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health to fund his lab's efforts to develop a systems biology-based method to map relationships between genes and proteins, the university said yesterday.

UT-Austin Professor Edward Marcotte will use the five-year NIH Director's Pioneer Award to develop a highly parallel method for identifying and quantifying individual proteins in samples that could be useful in diagnosing cancer and in characterizing proteins and discovering new biomarkers.

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The US Supreme Court has declined to review a decision involving the use of "inadvertently shed" DNA in a police investigation and subsequent conviction.

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National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins appears before a House subcommittee to discuss his agency's budget request.

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In this live webcast, Robert Gerszten of Massachusetts General Hospital will describe an ongoing project that is integrating metabolic and proteomic profiling to gain a better understanding of cardiometabolic disease.