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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF Centre) and MRM Proteomics said today that they are collaborating with the Jain Foundation on research into biomarkers for muscular dystrophy.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Applied Proteomics today said that it will collaborate with the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) on the discovery and development of molecular diagnostic tests for colon and pancreatic cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have received a nearly $2 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to identify biomarkers and develop a molecular diagnostic test for onchocerciasis, commonly called river blindness.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BG Medicine said after the close of the market Friday that it has been notified by Nasdaq for the third time in less than a year that it does not fulfill a requirement for continued listing on the exchange.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific said today that it will collaborate with the Newman-Lakka Institute for Personalized Cancer Care at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center on methods for detecting and tracking blood-based protein biomarkers for various cancers.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biodesix has secured Medicare coverage for its VeriStrat lung cancer test, the company announced today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bruker said today it has signed an exclusive patent license agreement with 3M Company that allows it to include in its products patented 3M technology related to MALDI mass spec imaging.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vermillion reported after the close of market Wednesday that its first-quarter revenues rose 5 percent to $328,000 from $312,000 in Q1 2012, beating the consensus Wall Street estimate of $300,000.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vermillion reported after the close of the market Wednesday that its fourth-quarter revenues increased 32 percent to $1.1 million from $868,000, beating the consensus Wall Street estimate for revenues of $900,000.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies today said that it will collaborate with sera prognostics on the development of proteomic assays for early prediction of pregnancy complications.

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Three genetic testing companies form a coalition to influence how Congress considers genetic privacy, The Hill reports.

University of California, San Diego researchers investigate how skin care products influence the skin microbiome, Scientific American reports.

The Wall Street Journal examines billing codes used by uBiome.

In PNAS this week: links between lung adenocarcinoma and lncRNA, algorithm to impute and cluster Hi-C interaction profiles from single cells, and more.