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Amplion Biomarker Engine

Amplion has launched a biomarker engine, a proprietary platform to rapidly and accurately gather, filter, and annotate biomarker information. The platform uses natural language processing and machine learning, and is able to gather and filter large volumes of biomarker information from diverse sources, said Amplion in a statement. It is being used initially to expand the coverage of biomarkers in clinical trials in BiomarkerBase.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.