ADME screen

The effort is already bearing fruit, as the team has been able to validate several variants known to be connected with adverse drug reactions.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies announced that it and a team of researchers from six organizations are developing models for toxicology testing with a $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

RainDance is partnering with Roche 454 and Ambry in two separate alliances aimed at developing ADME gene screening panels for use on next-generation sequencing instruments.

The partners aim to develop a transporter-based assay system capable of predicting absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drug candidates.

The lawsuit claims that Invitrogen and CellzDirect are infringing a Celsis patent that relates to processes and methods for producing cryopreserved hepatocytes.

The Seoul-based life sciences firm will provide an array of services to help develop biological assays for cancer and endocrine disorders.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.