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By targeting a subclass of metastatic breast cancer cells called cancer stem-like cells, a team led by researchers at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has found a microRNA, miR-7, that appears to play a key role in brain-specific breast cancer metastasis.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Emerald Logic today said that it is collaborating with King's College London on the discovery of biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease and other neurological conditions.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – RayBiotech said late Thursday that it has executed a master services agreement with Banner Sun Health Research Institute for the analysis of biomarkers of neurodegenerative disorders.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has pumped nearly $5.2 million this year into a number of new research projects that seek to discover new biomarkers for predicting, diagnosing, and treating Parkinson's disease.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Opko Health said today that it has expanded a collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb to include biomarker discovery for pharmacogenomic tests for use in treating Alzheimer's disease.

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.

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NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.