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NEW YORK, July 23 - Commonwealth Biotechnologies has signed a letter-of-intent to partner with web and application infrastructure services company bayMountain to develop and commercialize genomic database analysis tools, the companies said Monday.

NEW YORK, July 23 - Oxford Glycosciences and Hybrigenics have entered into a collaboration to study OGS' protein drug targets, the companies said Monday.  The arrangement calls for Paris-based Hybrigenics to identify how a sel

NEW YORK, July 23 – Oxford Glycosciences and Hybrigenics have entered into a collaboration to study OGS’ protein drug targets, the companies said Monday. The arrangement calls for Paris-based Hybrigenics to identify how a selected numbe

NEW YORK, July 23 – Amersham Pharmacia Biotech has acquired Dan-Process, a Danish supplier of protein synthesis and chromatography systems, from Pantax, its parent company, Amersham said Monday. Financial details were not disclosed.&nbs

NEW YORK, July 23 – IBM said Friday that it will build a supercomputer for the Korea Institute of Science Technology as part of a $27 million agreement to boost high performance computing capabilities for life and physical sciences calculations.

COPENHAGEN, July 23 - Compaq Computer and Edinburgh Biocomputing Systems said Monday they had successfully achieved one billion comparisons per second running the Smith-Waterman algorithm on a single 1 GHz Alpha processor.  In a de

NEW YORK, July 23 - Compugen licensed its Gencarta database of annotated genomic, transcription, and proteomic data to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the Weizmann Institute of Science, the company announced Monday. 

COPENHAGEN, July 22 – The Public Library of Science Initiative said Sunday it is gearing up for a large-scale boycott of leading scientific journals and plans to begin publishing its own journals in September.

NEW YORK, July 20 – Informatics software provider Scimagix said this week that it had raised $25 million in a third found of private financing. Dresdner Kleinwort Capital and EuclidSR Partners led the financing round.

NEW YORK, July 20 – Eksigent Technologies said Friday it had signed a deal with Beckman Coulter to jointly look for ways to incorporate Eksigent’s microfluidics technology into Beckman Coulter’s instruments. Financial terms of the deal

THE HAZY, lazy days of summer are here. But at least in my part of the country, the weather has not heated up and neither have the biotech indices. If anything, they are heading south faster than geese after the first frost. What’s going on?

NEW YORK, July 20 - The National Cancer Institute and the Food and Drug Administration said Friday they are expanding their joint proteomics research program to study the protein profiles of cancer patients in National Institutes of Health clinical studies.

NEW YORK, July 20 - Genome Canada, a not-for-profit corporation that provides support for Canada's genomics industry, announced the beginning of a competition that will provide $165 million Canadian ($107 million) in funding for a number of research projects.

HINXTON, UK, July 20 – Janet Thornton, who was recently named research director of the European Bioinformatics Institute, said that she would focus on expanding the number and size of the institute’s research groups and doubling its staff to 260 people over the next five years. “I wou

NEW YORK, July 19 - Incyte Genomics reported revenues of $56.1 million Thursday for the quarter ended June 30, up 22 percent over the same quarter last year.  The company attributed the increase to higher revenue from its data

NEW YORK, July 19 – A group of researchers led by The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) has sequenced the full genome of a virulent strain of Streptococcus pneumoniae , the bacterium that can cause pneumonia and meningitis, the researchers report in Friday’s i

NEW YORK, July 19 – Applied Biosystems and DeCode Genetics said Thursday they have signed a three-year collaboration designed to leverage both DeCode’s bioinformatics tools and Applied Biosystems’ instrumentation to “build powerful new capabilities for DNA research.”&nbsp

NEW YORK, July 19 – Lion Bioscience said Thursday it would license software from MDL Information Systems, a developer of chemistry-based software, in order develop new applications that could then be integrated with MDL’s products. The

NEW YORK, July 19 - With $15 million in venture financing, Gene Logic said Thursday it has spun off a new company, Metrigenix, that will develop and commercialize its Flow-thru Chip microarray.  Metrigenix.will market the Flow

NEW YORK, July 19 - Celera said Thursday it has signed five new subscribers to its database, and has expanded its subscription agreement with a current subscriber, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The new subscr

NEW YORK, July 19 - Genomic Solutions has signed an agreement with the life sciences division of NuTec Sciences to jointly develop an expanded bioinformatics platform for analyzing microarray data from Genomic Solutions' GeneTac microarray system, the companies s

NEW YORK, July 19 - Scientists from 11 countries announced Thursday the establishment of an international consortium that hopes to sequence the banana genome within five years. The group, which met this week at the National Science

NEW YORK, July 19 - Population genetics company DNA Sciences has withdrawn its initial public offering for $125 million in common stock, according to a filing Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company first filed for an IPO on January 5, saying at the time that

NEW YORK, July 19 - Structural Genomix has appointed Bill Rutter and Stelios Papadopoulos to the company's board of directors, the company said Thursday. Rutter is a co-founder of Prospect Genomics, a San Francisco-based developer

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 19 - Francis Collins on Wednesday opened a two-day meeting to discuss developing a public haplotype map of the human genome by declaring the event "one of the most important meetings we have organized in the last couple of years."

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.