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Leading the Pack

The current issue of MIT’s Technology Review lists what it deems the “50 most innovative companies in the world.” Included among the top public biomedical companies are Alnylam, Illumina, and Nanosphere. Tech Review calls Illumina the “the fastest-growing genomics company.” On the top private biomedical companies list are Complete Genomics, Fluidigm, and Pacific Biosciences. Complete is included for “sequencing human genomes to order” and PacBio’s innovation, according to Tech Review, is: “accurate sequencing in real time.” Also on the list, in the private energy company category are Amyris, Joule Biotechnologies, and Synthetic Genomics.

The Scan

Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.