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In Science this week: transcriptional regulation of the inflammasome NLRP3, and more.

The deals cover Plexbio's IntelliPlex 1000 πCode Processor and the PlexBio 100 Fluorescent Analyzer for the IVD and life science research markets.

A research team from Stanford University modified single-molecule microscopy to see nanoscale details of DNA.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded $1 million to an investigator at the University of California, Davis to fund development of new molecular imaging tools.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK government has awarded £35 million ($56.6 million) to fund four cancer imaging research centers that will engage in an array of imaging-focused research projects, including molecular and genomics studies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Protea Biosciences said today that it has entered into a collaborative research agreement with Virginia Commonwealth University and its Center for Molecular Imaging focused on improved molecular imaging techniques for the study of cancer, Alzheimer's, and other disease

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investigators at Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have won a $1.3 million grant to use molecular imaging and other tools to study protein networks and protein expression in cells, Rice said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute plans to provide $5 million over the next two years to fund research projects aimed at developing better and cheaper methods for screening genetic variants that play roles in diseases.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bruker announced today an agreement to acquire the preclinical in vivo imaging equipment product portfolio and related assets from Carestream Health's Molecular Imaging business for an undisclosed amount.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Molecular Imaging Center at Washington University's School of Medicine has been awarded a $7.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to fund new imaging-based cancer research studies.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.