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Haplotyping Startup PolyGenyx Pockets $1 Million Grant from NIH

Talk about timing. Another year or so and Genaissance might have run out of cash. Luckily for Genaissance, DNA Sciences beat it to the punch. ...Subscribers: click headline for more

Ben Kaplan, Joseph Keyes

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Genaissance Pharmaceuticals has appointed Ben Kaplan senior vice president and chief financial officer.

TTP LabTech launched a high-throughput option for its Mosquito HT nanolitre liquid-handling system. The Mosquito is designed to pipette through the 50 nl-1.2il volumetric range and produce CVs of less than 10 percent at 50 nl, said UK-based TTP.

EraGen

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EraGen Said to Develop SARS Diagnostic; Solicits Validation

Paradigm Genetics Reports Fallen Q1 Revenue as Net Loss Narrows

Drug makers and pharmacogenomics researchers anxious that physicians entering practice today will be ill-equipped to embrace personalized medicine may have reason to worry...Subscribers: click headline for more

Researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine said a common gene mutation may be a potent risk factorEfor early-onset atherosclerosis...Subscribers: click headline for more

TGen Inks Infrastructure, Informatics Deal With IBM
Arizona State University, the Translational Genomics Research Institute, and the International Genomics Consortium have signed a collaborative technology deal with IBM, TGen said last week.

U. Chicago, Iceland Genomics

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U. Chicago Scientists Implicate Genetic Duo in Bipolar Disorder

A team of researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center said it has stumbled upon a genetic marker that might eventually help physicians better treat patients with hepatitis B...Subscribers: click headline for more

Pharma and the Food and Drug Administration are stuck in a stalemate over pharmacogenomics...Subscribers: click headline for more

Orchid Biosciences Chairman George Poste was named director of the Arizona Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University’s new biodesign and biotechnology enterprise.

Amersham Biosciences has released a new range of Kvick ultrafiltration cassettes, which the company said were designed to lessen bioprocessing times.

A team of researchers in Germany said it has discovered genomic abnormalities in a modest percentage of patients with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...Subscribers: click headline for more

At a time when most state governments are facing mammoth budget shortfalls and cutting services across the board, Indiana is using biotechnology to buck the trend...Subscribers: click headline for more

Roche Diagnostics has begun installing its West Nile virus blood-screening PCR systems at North American blood centers, in preparation for clinical trials scheduled to begin on or before July 1, the company said this week.

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Bloomberg reports AstraZeneca may conduct another study of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine after dosing error.

Moderna is applying for an Emergency Use Authorization for its coronavirus vaccine, according to the New York Times.

The National Health Service is to conduct a trial of Grail's blood-based screening test for cancer.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation patterns of glioblastomas among Lebanese patients, phenome-wide study using UK Biobank data, and more.