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.

New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.