Medicinal Genomics

The Jamaican Lion strain was sequenced and assembled with DASH funding, and will be published via "crypto-incentivized, blockchain-recorded peer review."

Going forward, the company will focus on its wholly owned subsidiary Medicinal Genomics Corporation, which conducts cannabis genetics research.

The SBIR Phase 1 award will go toward developing a test using immuno-PCR technology to detect toxins in medical marijuana. 

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Courtagen Life Sciences today said that it has acquired Medicinal Genomics, a Marblehead, Mass.-based firm that has sequenced the genome of Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica.

By Julia Karow
This article, originally published Jan. 17, has been updated with additional information from Courtagen.

Genetic cancer researcher Constance Griffin has passed away from pancreatic cancer.

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Kevin McKernan has founded Medicinal Genomics and is also now serving as its CEO. Most recently, he was the head of R&D for Ion Torrent at Life Technologies.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

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