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The award will establish a metabolomics research core to research rare metabolites and develop novel assays that could help diagnose associated diseases.

The instruments will be housed at the new Metabolomics Technology Demonstration Centre and will help firms translate biomarkers into clinical tests.

In PLOS this week: lipid metabolites linked to heart disease risk, transcriptomic conservation in fish, and more.

A Swedish research team reported finding four metabolites that appear to be risk factors for heart disease.

Agilent is providing the center with two mass spec systems for metabolomics work: a 6495 triple quadrupole LC/MS system and a 6550 iFunnel QTOF LC/MS 

In PLOS this week: loci linked to aggressive prostate cancer, metabolic profiling of mice with Chagas disease, and more.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Beckman Coulter today announced a collaboration with the University of Birmingham, UK aimed at research into higher-throughput biology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Agilent Technologies today announced a collaboration with scientists from the University of Toronto's Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research to create a comprehensive metabolomics multiple-reaction monitoring library and methodology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Science Foundation has awarded $2.5 million to researchers from 11 institutions to conduct studies, including sequencing-based analysis, of the evolution of zygomycetes.

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Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.