siRNA screening

With optimization work currently being done with beta testers, the company is negotiating with companies to provide their siRNA library content on its plates.

Falcon Genomics continues to work toward its goal of seeing its research-use-only Cancer Biochip System adopted in a clinical setting.

The kinase, LMTK3, regulates estrogen receptor α, which is key to patient response to endocrine therapies like tamoxifen. A study of 613 breast cancer samples linked high LMTK3 expression levels to significantly shorter disease-free survival and overall survival.

The study identified 27 genes that might impact colon cancer patients' response to oxaliplatin, a finding that could help Genomic Health add a treatment benefit indication to its Oncotype DX test.

Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.