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The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases is planning to fund Genetic Research Centers and a Data Coordinating Center to further knowledge of the genes and variants involved in inflammatory bowel diseases.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Abcodia and Oxford Gene Technology announced today that they will collaborate on the discovery and validation of biomarkers for the early detection of pancreatic cancer.

Advanced Liquid Logic has been awarded a $150,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a microfluidic PCR-based device for assuring DNA quality control in biobanks, according to recently published grant information.

IBM technology implemented at the center includes an IBM XIV Storage System, the IBM Tivoli Maximo asset management system, the IBM Tivoli Netcool operations management software, and IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition.

The company is developing genomic and healthcare data management tools for the VA's Million Veterans Project.

In an effort to set the stage for locally relevant personalized medicine programs, researchers have started characterizing genetic ancestry and population patterns in self-identified Hispanic, African-American, and European-American patients enrolled through the Mount Sinai IPM Biobank Program.

A new policy proposal argues that donors' genetic information could be treated as trade secrets that they own, and for which they should be compensated.

The UK startup is seeking to leverage a biobank of serum samples collected as part of a 15-year longitudinal ovarian cancer screening trial in order to forge partnerships for diagnostic test development.

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A South African university has told the Wellcome Sanger Institute to return DNA samples it has from indigenous African communities, The Times reports.

The University of California, Berkeley's Rasmus Nielsen and Xinzhu Wei have retracted their CCR5 gene paper due to a technical artifact.

 

University of Virginia researchers are exploring a genetic risk test to gauge type 1 diabetes risk, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: researchers compare two high-grade neuroendocrine lung cancers, height among ancient Europeans, and more.