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Alnylam Pharmaceuticals this week announced that it has received a $3.2 million milestone payment from GlaxoSmithKline related to the companies' collaboration on influenza vaccine production.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK lab that is currently serving as an anti-doping testing facility for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games will be turned into a research center that will focus on phenomics-based disease studies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – KineMed today announced an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline for the use of KineMed's biomarker discovery platform in therapeutic areas of interest for the drug manufacturer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology held its annual meeting June 1-5 in Chicago. The following are abstracts presented at the meeting focused on pharmacogenomically guided treatment strategies.

Researchers from GlaxoSmithKline have sequenced 202 drug target genes in more than 14,000 individuals in order to look for variants that would suggest novel targets or a way to repurpose existing drugs.

This article originally ran on May 15 and has been updated to include additional comments from GlaxoSmithKline.
GlaxoSmithKline said today that it has entered an agreement to purchase chemical proteomics firm Cellzome for £61 million ($99 million).

Epizyme is hoping that its new partnership with Celgene International Sarl will bolster the development and commercialization of its pipeline of personalized treatments that inhibit histone methyltransferase enzymes associated with specific genetic alterations.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GlaxoSmithKline today said that it has reached an agreement to acquire the remaining 80 percent of proteomics firm Cellzome that it didn't already own for £61 million ($99 million).

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.