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Genome Technology s Conference and Events Calendar: Mar 28, 2005

NEW YORK, March 28 (GenomeWeb News) - Following is a list of conferences and other events scheduled to take place over the next two weeks. For a complete list of events, read Genome Technology, a GenomeWeb News sister publication.


March 28 GRANT DEADLINE. Due date for NSF "Assembling the Tree of Life" program opportunity, the goal of which is to establish phylogeny for 1.7 million species. NSF expects to dole out $14 million in FY 2005 and $15 million in FY 2006.

March 30 CONFERENCE. The 46th annual Drosophila Research Conference, a five-day event sponsored by the Genetics Society of America, will be held in San Diego.]

April 3 CONFERENCE. The spring meeting of the  Analytical and Life Science Systems Association, held in Palm Beachthis year, will assess pharma and biotech industries in transition.


April 5 CONFERENCE. To be held at the South San FranciscoConferenceCenterEmTech 2005: Emerging Technologies for Drug Discovery will feature free access to the exhibition and "technology spotlight" presentations.


April 4 DEADLINE. Submission deadline for posters and talks,  Chips to Hits.


April 5 USER GROUP/VENDOR MEETINGS.  Applied Biosystems training courses begin for fast and real-time PCR in Switzerland, and Germany.


April 8 CONFERENCE. Matthias Mannand Catherine Costello are organizers of the upcoming Keystone Symposia on Proteomics and Bioinformatics, to be held in Keystone, Col.


April 10 SYMPOSIUM. SMBM 2005, the first symposium on semantic mining in biomedicine, will be held at the  European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, UK.

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Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

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Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing

A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.