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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics developer Health Discovery Corporation has named John Norris to be its new CEO, taking over the helm from Stephen Barnhill, who founded the company and has been its chairman and CEO for nine years.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Patent and Trademark Office intends to issue a re-examination certificate to Intel for a patent that is at the center of a dispute between the computer chip manufacturer and personalized medicine firm Health Discovery.

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Health Discovery Corporation today announced it has filed a request for the reexamination of a patent held by Intel with applications for the identification of disease genes.

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Ivan Trifunovich is now CEO at Helicos, NIH staff is elected to IOM, Richard Scott Tobin has stepped down from all positions at Health Discovery Corp., and more

The firm also raised around $1.7 million through a warrant conversion tied to a 2007 private placement.

In a letter to shareholders, the company said that it is nearing completion of certain milestones, and as a result should be eligible for the $250,000 payment by the end of the year.

The suit stems from the issuance of purchase warrants that were part of a September 2007 private placement.

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Harold Varmus, a former NIH director, says that proposed reductions to the agency's budget are worrisome.

The Genome 10K project is to sequence about 10,000 vertebrate genomes, including ones of endangered species, Digital Trends reports.

The new Coalition to Save NIH Funding aims to educate lawmakers and the public on the significance of biomedical research.

In PLOS this week: analysis of viral sequences from human blood samples, gut microbiomes of heart failure patients, and more.