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Number Crunch: Jan 1, 2001


Current annual market value of bioinformatics and platform software and services: $52 million • Expected growth rate of bioinformatics market: 35 percent • Projected annual bioinformatics market value, 2004: $110 million • Percent of genomics experts surveyed who expect commonplace genetic profiling of patients in five to seven years: 58 • Percent who consider a shortage of well-trained staff a problem: 64 • Percent who feel current patent laws cause industry uncertainty by providing inadequate protection for investment: 76


The Scan

Harvard Team Report One-Time Base Editing Treatment for Motor Neuron Disease in Mice

A base-editing approach restored SMN levels and improved motor function in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy, a new Science paper reports.

International Team Examines History of North American Horses

Genetic and other analyses presented in Science find that horses spread to the northern Rockies and Great Plains by the first half of the 17th century.

New Study Examines Genetic Dominance Within UK Biobank

Researchers analyze instances of genetic dominance within UK Biobank data, as they report in Science.

Cell Signaling Pathway Identified as Metastasis Suppressor

A new study in Nature homes in on the STING pathway as a suppressor of metastasis in a mouse model of lung cancer.