Biogen

Under the arrangement, OMRF will work with Biogen to analyze patient samples and identify biomarkers that indicate responses to particular therapies.

The company has added Biogen, Mount Sinai, and Thermo Fisher Scientific to its client roster and is exploring partnership opportunities with bioinformatics companies. 

The firm's platform combines proprietary algorithms and software with its integrated genome-phenome database to uncover relationships between genetic variation and human health outcomes.

Under the Genomic Translation for ALS Clinical Care project, the partners will perform next-generation sequencing and clinical phenotyping on 1,500 ALS patients.

Drug companies are rushing toward genomic databases to inform their searches for new drugs, Reuters reports.

Regulus said it was able to develop its miRNA extraction and profiling technology to meet the quality specifications set out by its partner.

The partners will build a new sequencing facility at Columbia to help uncover new drug targets for the drug-developer.

Biogen Idec has hired Olivier Danos as senior VP of gene therapy. Danos will report to Douglas Williams, executive VP of R&D at Biogen Idec. At Biogen Idec, he will be in charge of the gene therapy research group, which develops new technologies for gene transfer and genome engineering.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Officials from Regulus Therapeutics this week provided updates for the company's two lead drug candidates, stating that a Phase I study of its hepatitis C treatment RG-101 is set to yield key data in the next few months, while the preclinical Alport syndrome therapy RG-012

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Regulus Therapeutics today announced a new collaborative agreement with Biogen Idec to identify microRNAs for multiple sclerosis.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.