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University of Crete spinout Gnosis Data Analysis is adding AI capabilities to Indivumed's IndivuType multi-omics cancer research platform.

With $50 million from Japanese firm NEC, biomedical software startup BostonGene seeks to assess patients' "immune fitness" in the quest for better therapies.

The companies are using Strata's biomarker technology to identify genomic subpopulations of cancer patients who respond to Arcus' investigational immunotherapy drug.

Somalogic will use its SomaScan platform to analyze at least 15,000 clinical samples from Janssen to identify protein biomarkers for various diseases.

A pair of new fecal metagenomics studies pointed to gut microbial community shifts, related functional changes, and specific signatures for colorectal cancer.

Using RNA sequence data from the Cancer Genome Atlas and the Chinese Glioma Genome Atlas, researchers identified six genes with expression ties to overall survival.

Investigators found methylation models in conserved ribosomal DNA from mice also showed promise as age predictors in canine and human samples.

Researchers used exome capture RNA sequencing to come up with a collection of circRNAs in dozens of cancer types, including proposed prostate cancer markers.

With sequence data for 551 esophageal adenocarcinomas, researchers uncovered potential prognostic alterations and mutations that may sensitize tumors to treatment.

The new multinational consortium, backed by the EU and Canada, seeks to improve understanding of immune responses and uncover new therapeutic targets.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.