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Affomix will use its Y2HExpress technology to select antibodies for Kalgene with potential diagnostic and therapeutic use in breast cancer.

Daiichi Sankyo is the first collaborator to use Morphosys' HuCAL Platinum antibody library for new drug discovery in infectious diseases.

The $200,000 grant also dovetails with an existing grant under which the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Pure Vaccine Solutions aim to look for new disease-specific biomarkers for West Nile virus. Both Receptor Logic and Pure Vaccine Solutions are portfolio companies of VC shop Emergent Technologies.

Clinical Data's PGx Health division will work with researchers at the university to discover and validate variants in the Fc gamma receptor genes, which they believe could potentially predict patient response to monoclonal antibody therapies.

Asterand will identify antibodies and characterize them for Abcam to sell for human use.

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 …

The CB1000 is the company's maiden commercial launch and comes amid a tumultuous year in which changes took place in top management.

The companies will combine marketing efforts for their antibodies and proteomics assays.

The company aims to tackle the two major issues in the antibody field — poor quality and too few antibodies — by defining a so-called "affome," an antibody set against all proteins in the human proteome.

Citing the FDA's handling of KRAS testing for anti-EGFR monoclonal antibodies, the report asserts that in the near term complex genetic tests such as Oncotype DX should be "performed through CLIA labs, and not held up by slow regulatory processes."

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23andMe is offering early customers re-testing on newer chips for a fee, Wired reports.

He Jiankui is no longer affiliated with Direct Genomics Biotechnology, the single molecule sequencing company he founded, Nikkei Asian Review reports.

Newsweek writes about the hopes for precision medicine in cancer, but also challenges getting it to patients.

In Genome Research this week: genomic architecture of glioblastoma, predictive computational approach to estimate SNP fitness, and more.