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Varmus plans to establish a "modestly sized" research laboratory at the Meyer Cancer Center at Weill-Cornell Medical College and to assist the New York Genome Center.

Nanosphere said that it made 47 new customer placements of its systems during the quarter compared to 35 in Q4 2013.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mayo Clinic in Florida said today that it has received a $5 million private donation to help fund the launch and operations of a new clinical center in Jacksonville that will use genomic technologies to tailor treatments to individual patients.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GeneNews today announced a restructuring of the company that includes the resignation of its President and COO Gailina Liew and a reduction in headcount of about 60 percent of its staff.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hologic said after the close of the market on Thursday that Jack Cumming is replacing Rob Cascella as president and CEO of the firm, effective immediately.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Paul MacLeman, CEO of Australian firm Genetic Technologies, and other members of the firm's board and executive team resigned Tuesday following the firm's annual general meeting.

Helicos CEO Resigns

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Ivan Trifunovich is leaving Helicos BioSciences, the company disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission after the close of the market on Thursday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vermillion reported after the close of the market on Tuesday that a drop in its product revenues led to a 28-percent decrease year over year in total revenues for the first quarter.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Belgian protein diagnostic firm Pronota recently announced the closing of a Series C financing round that raised €3.7 million ($4.9 million).

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pacific Biosciences today announced Michael Hunkapiller is replacing Hugh Martin as the company's president and CEO, effective immediately.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.