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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have received funding to begin translating animal studies linking environmental toxin exposure and Parkinson's disease pathology to human samples.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The plasma levels of a number of disease biomarkers are influenced by genetic and lifestyle factors, a new study in Nature Communications reported today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Molecular testing methods such as nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (NASBA) and qPCR, administered either in combination or separately, are superior to routinely used ELISA-based assays for diagnosing invasive aspergillosis, according to a newly published retrospect

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A Maryland-based team used real-time, quantitative PCR to screen for human papillomavirus in blood and saliva in order to detect HPV-positive head and neck cancers, track their recurrence, and predict survival patterns.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A multi-institution research collaborative led by scientists at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute has entered into the second phase of a government-funded project to develop a qPCR-based multi-gene expression assay to rapidly assess an individual's exposure to

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature Genetics, researchers from the US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute, the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, and elsewhere reported on res

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Becton Dickinson will distribute AITbiotech's molecular assays in the Asia-Pacific region, the companies said late last week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Using a combination of omics techniques, a team led by Baylor College of Medicine researchers described the mutational landscape of intercranial germ cell tumors, a rare type of childhood brain cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Arizona State University's Bioedesign Institute today said that it is partnering with Thermo Fisher Scientific's Life Sciences Solutions business on a US government-funded contract to develop molecular diagnostics for radiation exposure.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Melanoma test development firm DermTech International has filed to go public with a proposed offering of up to $25 million in stock.

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The US has sent its formal notice of withdrawal from the World Health Organization, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Science reports that a draft spending bill would increase the US National Institutes of Health budget by 13 percent.

The Harvard Crimson reports that Harvard and MIT are suing the Department of Homeland Security and ICE over the new international student visa policy.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: algorithm to determine molecular sequence types and other microbial features, computational method to uncover R-loop structures, and more.