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Last year, the Gottlieb-led FDA approved 25 new molecularly-defined drugs and expanded indications compared to 19 in the prior year, and issued a slew of guidelines important for the personalized medicine field. 

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.

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).

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

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