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Through the acquisition, Miroculus will be able to automate and simplify the detection of miRNAs from blood using Kapplex's digital microfluidic technology.

Genomic, transcriptomic, and methylomic data for more than 150 oligodendroglial tumors uncovered three subgroups within a previously defined low-grade glioma subtype.

The technology uses DNAzyme-based sensors, fluorescent biomarkers, and a high-throughput particle counter to rapid identify rare targets in complex raw samples.

Qiagen has submitted an offer to buy all of Exiqon's shares for DKK18 each, for a total aggregate purchase price of DKK683 million ($103.5 million).

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: atlas of microRNAs from various tissues types, ribosomal RNA gene flanking region sequencing, and more.

A new study by an international team of researchers has found that the microRNA miR-9-5p has a role in the development of schizophrenia.

The company sees microRNAs as the ideal blood-based biomarker for diagnosing and monitoring a number of diseases at the point of care and in the developing world.

In PNAS this week: single-stranded cytosine deamination in E. coli, characterization of herpes simplex virus-1 microRNAs, and more.

The test could provide an early diagnosis of breast cancer by examining a handful of miRNA, microRNA, and proteomic biomarkers from urine samples. 

The companies will evaluate Diamir's technology as a potential companion diagnostic to certain Janssen neurodegenerative disease programs.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.