Genesis Healthcare Co. adopts Illumina microarray

Japan’s leading gene test company which commands about 80 % of the Japanese genetic testing market has decided to switch its microarray supplier from Thermo Fisher to a customized array of Illumina which contains SNPs from over 500.000 people, including East Asians....

Kyoto University group develops novel uptake mechanism for antibodies

The group of Shiro FUTAKI at Kyoto University’s Chemical Research Institute has modified a spider venom peptide – hemolytic peptide M lycotoxin – which destabilizes cell membranes such as to allow endocytosis of antibodies. The mutant M-lycotoxin L17E does not destroy...