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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.

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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.

Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.