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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health sees a need in the biomedical research community for greater expertise in using metabolomics in studies, and plans to provide $2 million next year to fund new collaborations that will cross-train scientists in this expanding field.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Myriad Genetics said after the close of the market on Monday that its wholly owned subsidiary Myriad RBM has entered into a diabetes biomarker collaboration with Sanofi and Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) at Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute intends to fund investigators who will use samples and data from the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening (PLCO) trial to study the etiology of cancer and develop early detection biomarkers.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Autism Speaks said today that its nonprofit affiliate Delivering Scientific Innovation for Autism (DELSIA) will provide $2 million for a biomarker discovery project with Seaside Therapeutics, a drug developer that plans to market a new personalized treatment.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Ariana Pharma announced today an exclusive distribution deal with CTC Laboratory Systems covering Japan.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Ezose Sciences today said that it will collaborate with Fast Forward, a subsidiary of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, to discover biomarkers that may help diagnose multiple sclerosis, improve disease management, and help guide development of new MS medicines.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Van Andel Institute and Emory University researchers will use a $2.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to fund an effort to develop new biomarker tools that can aid in the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Definiens today said that it has raised €10 million ($12.9 million) in a private round of financing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF) has teamed up with the Allergy, Genes and Environment Network of Centres of Excellence (AllerGen NCE) to develop blood-based tests intended to be used in clinical trials of drugs for allergic diseases

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, today said that it has spun out a bioinformatics firm, Quartz Bio, from its Entrepreneur Partnership Program launched earlier this year.

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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.