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The lead investigators said that Foundation Medicine's NGS test will enable the beginning of targeted treatment within seven days of diagnosis. 

Lasker Honorees

The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation has announced this year's recipients of its prizes honoring basic and clinical research.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Yale School of Medicine today said that it and Gilead Sciences have extended a research collaboration to identify the genetic and molecular bases of cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cancer Genetics today announced that Gilead Sciences has selected it to provide clinical trial services and molecular profiling of chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SomaLogic, New England Biolabs, and Gilead Sciences are suing Enzymatics in federal court for patent infringement.

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By Adam Bonislawski

Gilead is funding up to $100 million to the collaboration, which is aimed at identifying new molecular targets for the development of new cancer treatments.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.