miRNA technology

The Belgian university will use the WaferGen system in validating a biomarker signature for neuroblastoma in children, as well as other applications.

Researchers from Australia and the US have used genotyping, microRNA analysis, and mitochondrial and transcriptome sequencing to tackle a transmissible Tasmanian devil cancer.

American and Serbian researchers have identified telltale miRNA changes in the saliva of individuals with oral cancer — a finding that they say may eventually yield saliva-based oral cancer diagnostic tests.

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Rosetta Genomics, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The firm published data from a study showing that the same biomarker used in its miRNA-based test for squamous lung cancer provided 96 percent sensitivity.

The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.