US Patent No. 9,423,403

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) biomarkers and uses thereof
Aug 25, 2016

Somalogic has been awarded US Patent No. 9,423,403, "Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) biomarkers and uses thereof."

 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.