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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Maternal and fetal biotechnology firm Carmenta Bioscience today said it has acquired an option for a worldwide, exclusive license from Stanford University for technology aimed at diagnosing and predicting preeclampsia.

A team of researchers at Boston Children's Hospital has identified a pair of urine biomarkers — filamin C and meprin A — that could be the first to provide accurate early diagnosis of Kawasaki disease.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Trovagene today announced it has granted to Genoptix a non-exclusive license to incorporate nucleophosmin protein (NPM1) into research and clinical testing services for acute myelogenous leukemia.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Opko Health has acquired Prost-Data, a Nashville, Tenn.-based CLIA laboratory doing business under the name OURLab.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Aushon BioSystems said today that it has appointed AH Diagnostics to be its exclusive distributor in Scandinavia, effective immediately.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BG Medicine today announced a deal with Kindstar Diagnostics to offer galectin-3 testing services in China.

Diagnostics company 20/20 GeneSystems presented data last week showing high sensitivity and specificity for its protein biomarker test to predict response to Herceptin (trastuzumab) in HER2-positive breast cancer patients.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The British non-profit Parkinson's UK plans to provide £750,000 ($1.2 million) for research to find protein biomarkers for diagnosing and measuring the progress of Parkinson's disease.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Isogen Life Science will distribute Axela's multiplex biomarker platforms in Benelux and Spain under an agreement announced by the firms today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BG Medicine reported a 44 percent drop in first-quarter revenues year over year as its service revenues plummeted but its product revenues rose sharply.

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The FDA and CDC call for a pause in administering Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine while reports of rare blood clots are looked into, reports the Wall Street Journal.

According to the Associated Press, a Swiss program aims to shepherd long-term science projects and diplomacy.

CNN reports that two new studies suggest the B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant may be more transmissible, but may not lead to more severe disease.

In PNAS this week: analysis of pathway affecting acute kidney injury, parental-specific allelic expression in horse placenta, and more.