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The test will be designed to detect a protein biomarker in aqueous humor that can be used to determine the severity of glaucoma and to make treatment decisions.

The so-called enVision HPV test performed well in a comparison to Roche's Cobas HPV assay, and the Singapore researchers are considering other test applications.

Using genotype and blood plasma protein information for thousands of healthy individuals, researchers documented variants influencing plasma protein levels.

Base Pair provides custom aptamer discovery and development services, as well as a line of catalog aptamers.

Investigators identified candidate protein markers from aptamer-based proteomic profiles of samples from women with or without late-onset preeclampsia.

With the precision of PCR, the method could ultimately be used to build faster, simpler diagnostics.

SomaLogic Raises $10M

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SomaLogic has raised $10 million in equity financing, the company said in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.

A team led by the Scripps Research Institute's Gerald Joyce is beginning its second year of an effort to develop a process analogous to quantitative PCR, in which the growth rate of a synthetic RNA molecule can be used as a quantitative measure of the initial concentration of a t

Proteomics diagnostics firm Somalogic reported data this week supporting the utility of its blood-based 13-protein panel for the detection of malignant mesothelioma.

By Adam Bonislawski
Somalogic last week published in PLoS One a study offering the first data on use of its aptamer-based Somascan platform in tissue samples.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.