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GeneNews | Date: 2013-07-08

The invention relates to the identification and selection of novel biomarkers and the identification and selection of novel biomarker combinations which are differentially expressed in individuals with mild osteoarthritis as compared with individuals without osteoarthritis. Polynucleotides and proteins which specifically and/or selectively hybridize to the products of the biomarkers of the invention are also encompassed within the scope of the invention as are kits containing said polynucleotides and proteins for use in diagnosing mild osteoarthritis. Further encompassed by the invention is the use of the polynucleotides and proteins which specifically and/or selectively hybridize to the product of the biomarkers of the invention to monitor disease regression in an individual and to monitor the efficacy of therapeutic regimens. The invention also provides for methods of using the products of the biomarkers of the invention in the identification of novel therapeutic targets for osteoarthritis.


The present invention relates generally to the identification of biomarkers of conditions including disease and non disease conditions as well as identifying compositions of biomarkers. The invention further provides a method of diagnosing disease, monitoring disease progression, and differentially diagnosing disease. The invention further provides for kits useful in diagnosing, monitoring disease progression and differentially diagnosing disease.


A method of determining a probability that a human test subject has colorectal cancer as opposed to not having colorectal cancer is disclosed. The method comprises, for each gene of a set of one or more genes selected from the group consisting of ANXA3, CLEC4D, IL2RB, LMNB1, PRRG4, TNFAIP6 and VNN1: determining a level of RNA encoded by the gene in blood of the test subject, thereby generating test data; providing positive control data representing levels of RNA encoded by the gene in blood of human control subjects having colorectal cancer, and providing negative control data representing levels of RNA encoded by the gene in blood of human control subjects not having colorectal cancer; and determining a probability that the test data corresponds to the positive control data and not to the negative control data, where the probability that the test data corresponds to the positive control data and not to the negative control data represents the probability that the test subject has colorectal cancer as opposed to not having colorectal cancer.


The present invention is directed to detection and measurement of gene transcripts ad their equivalent nucleic acid products in blood. Specifically provided is analysis performed on a drop of blood for detecting, diagnosing and monitoring diseases using gene-specific and/or tissue-specific primers. The present invention also describes methods by which delineation of the sequence and/or quantitation of the expression levels of disease-specific genes allows for an immediate and accurate diagnostic/prognostic test for disease or to assess the effect of a particular treatment regimen.


A method is provided in various embodiments for determining a profile data set for a subject with colorectal cancer or conditions related to colorectal cancer based on a sample from the subject, wherein the sample provides a source of RNAs. The method includes using amplification for measuring the amount of RNA corresponding to at least 1 constituent from Tables 1-5. The profile data set comprises the measure of each constituent, and amplification is performed under measurement conditions that are substantially repeatable.

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