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Under the terms of the agreement, Insilico Medicine will integrate unspecified data assets and the staff of Belgian bioinformatics company InSilico Screen.

TwoXar's business is based on licensing drug candidates to pharma identified using proprietary algorithms for exploring disease-compound associations.

The company will use some of the funds to set up a new research laboratory within the US to better support collaborations with pharma and biotech.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A consortium comprising six industry players and academic partners has been created to identify kinases that could serve as drug targets.

The draft guidance provides non-binding recommendations on ways to use genomic information in early-phase drug development.

The deal combines TGen's molecular analysis tools with Flagship's expertise in high-throughput immunohistochemistry to support preclinical drug development and human clinical trials.

Early studies involving a monoclonal antibody against PCSK9 show promise in lowering LDL in hypercholesterolemia patients. According to at least one published study, Pfizer is investigating assay methods for monitoring treatment response by gauging PCSK9 levels.

Clinical Data, which at one point was working toward becoming a personalized medicine company, is now "considering the sale of its genetic testing and biomarker development business."

PGx & molecular Dx

The firm also said that it and NextGen Sciences have developed a protein biomarker assay method that can provide rapid, reproducible, quantitative measurement of protein expression in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.