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The partners will explore the feasibility of combining medical imaging data with genomic and clinical data to inform disease diagnosis.

A public-private research team spearheaded by GE Global Research and the University of Washington is six months into a $9.6 million, 18-month grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop an integrated, handheld molecular diagnostic platform for use at the p

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Department of Defense has granted investigators at the University of Washington and their partners $9.6 million to support the development of a paper-based molecular diagnostic testing system that could be used in remote regions and in homes around the world by

The Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research has been awarded US Patent No. 8,362,227, "Detection of Clostridium difficile."
Franklin Cockerill, Thomas Smith, Jon Rosenblatt, and Lynne Sloan are named as inventors.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of Life Technologies jumped 17 percent in Friday morning pre-market trading on reports that the firm may be seeking to sell itself.

BG Medicine said this week that revenues for the second quarter increased 181 percent year over year, rising to $622,000 from $221,000 a year ago and beating the average Wall Street estimate of $520,000.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. will use a $100,000 grant from General Electric's Healthymagination Challenge to search for genetic variants that could be involved in the metastasis of breast cancer, Moffitt said on Friday.

DxNA of St. George, Utah, has been awarded US Patent No. 7,993,910, "Methods and apparatus for amplification of DNA using sonic energy."
William Bickmore and Danvern Ray Roberts are named as inventors on the patent.

Industry observers have noted that the move from the outspoken Billy Tauzin, also known as the "Swamp Fox," to an insider business lobbyist-type like Castellani represents a shift in PhRMA's advocacy style. Where that leaves PhRMA's support for personalized medicine, a pet cause of Tauzin's, is hard to determine in the post-healthcare-reform climate in Washington.

At the NHGRI Advanced DNA Sequencing Technology Development meeting last week, a GE researcher reported forming stable closed complexes between primed single DNA molecules, polymerase, and nucleotides on a solid support in a microfluidic system.


In Nature this week: genetic history of HIV in the US, and more.

There are a few projects aimed at addressing the lack of diversity in genomic research, Technology Review reports.

A national assessment shows that US students lag in the sciences, but suggests that achievement gaps are narrowing.

Harvard's George Church discusses HGP-write with the Journal of the American Medical Association.