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Funded by Biogen, The University of Colorado, and The Global Down Syndrome Foundation, the project will analyze genetics and other biology in 1,000 individuals with the disorder.

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

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.