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Philips plans to offer the software as a module in its IntelliSpace Genomics platform, which is used for integrating and analyzing genomic and phenotypic data.

Enzo acquired the maker of research kits and reagents for detecting and quantifying small molecules and proteins for $12.2 million.

A European research team has developed an approach that uses information about positional weight matrices, comparative genomics, and gene expression profiling to find Stat3 transcription factor binding sites in the mouse genome.

The university will use the system in its stem cell and leukemia proteomics studies.

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DiscoveryBioMed, ArtusLabs, Heptares Therapeutics, Gentronix, GlaxoSmithKline, BioFocus DPI, Eli Lilly, Millipore, Epitome, ChanTest, Applied Cell Sciences, BioTime, Embryome Sciences, Reproductive Genetics Institute of Chicago, Arizona State University Biodesign Institute, VisionGate

The acquisition will add ACS' GPCR capabilities to ChanTest's ion channel testing services and validated cell lines.

Millipore said that the technology will be used to develop a range of new multiplex immunoassay kits that can be used with the Luminex xMAP platform.

The Quest For Function

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Small RNA research continues to heat up as scientists deploy experimental and new computational tools to elucidate function. Plus, a peek at new findings in snoRNAs and moRs.

Around the Regions

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Gaithersburg West Master Plan, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, University of Houston Institute of Biomedical Research, Connecticut Economic Development Consolidations, South San Francisco Life Sciences Career Fair, New York City Biotechnology Tax Credit

Proteins, Front and Center

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Once a tool that only piqued the interest of technology developers, protein microarrays have come into their own as scientists find new ways to apply them in basic and translational studies.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.