Proteomics & Protein Research

The firm will offer the New Objective Digital PicoView 450 Source nanospray technology for use with its mass spectrometry systems.

Investigators from SomaLogic and elsewhere found proteins whose expression levels vary in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, often in conjunction with patients' age.

The investigators used the technique to identify two novel secretome targets and then confirmed them to be elevated in the blood of women with cancer.

The study, funded last month by the NIH, will use SRM-MS to identify proteins from a subset of promising pathways that are associated with DKD patients' progression to end-stage disease.

The registry is expected to yield a "validated, semi-quantitative risk assessment algorithm that will assist physicians in managing patients at risk for ovarian cancer."

In Genome Research this week: mitochondrial and nuclear gene fusions in cancer, role of genomic imprinting in tissue-specific gene expression, and more.

Maria Freire from the Foundation for the NIH calls for "politically popular pledges of support" for the NIH to turn into support for increased funding for the agency.

A Thomson Reuters analysis indicates that the life sciences, rather than the tech sector, are increasingly driving global innovation.

The White House says ethical discussions about genome editing of the human germline are needed.