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The firm said it only has enough cash to fund its operations through March, and it is evaluating a number of options including the sale of non-core assets or another financing.

The agency and the consortium will make available genomic data about drug-induced reactions causing skin rashes.

Ocarina Networks said this week that Cornell University's Center for Advanced Computing is testing its system for compressing large amounts of life-science data, including data from second-generation sequencers.

Scientists should “be very aware” of the “limitations” of bioluminescent reporters, and contemplate running control assays before interpreting data from high-throughput screens, NCGC researchers said.

In Print : Feb 6, 2009

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Bioinformatics Tool-Related Papers of Note, January 2009

Entelos, GlaxoSmithKline, Insilicos, Sciformatix, E&K, EMBL, Genomatix, Fox Chase Cancer Center, BioDiscovery, Roche, Genedata

Based on their assessment of SNP data for several complex diseases, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California at Los Angeles warn that genetic tests based on existing GWAS may not be refined enough to accurately predict individual disease risk.

Lai Named SVP of R&D at Gen-Probe, Jorge Leon Joins ParagonDx SAB, Strategic Diagnostics Hires Two Execs, and More.

The Genome Center plans to add 21 new Illumina systems to "substantially scale-up" human disease research.

Funding from the National Institutes of Health for all proteomics-related research shrank by almost 3 percent in fiscal 2008, according to an analysis of NIH data by ProteoMonitor.

It was not immediately clear whether PerkinElmer would divest all of its proteomics assets or retain a portion of them, though it described them as “discontinued operations” during its fourth-quarter earnings statement.

Funding from the National Institutes of Health for all proteomics-related research shrank by almost 3 percent in fiscal 2008, according to an analysis of NIH data by GWDN sister publication ProteoMonitor.

Industry Briefs: Feb 5, 2009

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Thermo Fisher Scientific, Agilent, NHLBI, Journal of Proteome Research, Roche, Fluorotechnics, and more.

The agency has created a new science spot to coordinate and upgrade its genomics programs.

Navigenics’ lower-priced program to incorporate genetic risk data in patients’ annual medical checkup raises questions as to whether personal genomics firms should be broadly marketing their services to physicians.

Details of the deal are sparse, but the partners said they hope their research will lead to the development of genetic tests that can gauge patients’ predisposition to rare diseases and help target individuals most likely to respond to drugs made by MondoBiotech.

Stephane Perrey, Kazuo Tokushige, Allen Bombard, Jorge Leon

Researchers from the Netherlands have uncovered a new gene expression signature linked to ovarian cancer survival that is providing hints about potential pathways of importance for the disease. But authors warn that using such signatures for guiding treatment may be a ways off.

The GeneCore facility will use the software in its next-gen sequencing studies.

Sequencing will likely become more decentralized in the future, and new sequencing technologies and lower costs will continue to drive new research applications, according to NHGRI officials.

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Politico reports that the NYPD DNA database has grown since it announced it would be removing profiles from it.

Forbes reports that a structural biology lab at Oxford University studying the coronavirus was hacked.

Science reports that a Dutch research funding agency is combating a ransomware attack.

In Science this week: set of 64 haplotype assemblies from 32 individuals, and more.