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Merck, Medarex, and UMass' MBL Ink mAb deal; Vandy licenses cancer Rx assay to DiaTech; MolecularMD sub-licenses OHSU CML mutation test to Mayo Clinic, and more …

In Brief This Week is a Friday column containing news items that our readers may have missed during the week.

In Brief This Week is a Friday column containing news items that our readers may have missed during the week.

Oxford Gene Tech, Optra Systems, Genedata, Syngenta, Floragenex, National Center for Genome Resources, GenoLogics, Genstruct, Gene Logic, Arizona Biomedical Research Commission, 5AM Solutions

Using metabolomics, American researchers have uncovered two iron-snatching siderophores whose production is ramped up in urinary tract infection-causing Escherichia coli strains compared to other gut E. coli.

The CRO is using the Synapt to provide its clients with in vitro drug metabolism study data.

Entelos, GlaxoSmithKline, Insilicos, Sciformatix, E&K, EMBL, Genomatix, Fox Chase Cancer Center, BioDiscovery, Roche, Genedata

Industry Briefs: Feb 5, 2009

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Thermo Fisher Scientific, Agilent, NHLBI, Journal of Proteome Research, Roche, Fluorotechnics, and more.

Informatics for the Other 'Omic

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While the datasets are dwarfed by comparison to those of genomics and proteomics, metabolomics has challenges all its own. Leaders from the forefront of informatics development for this field sound off on the current status of small molecule informatics and database development, and where they need to go.

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NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.