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The semifinalists will receive $50,000 each to develop prototypes of their concepts for submission in the second phase of the challenge.

The collaborations aim to combine Illumina's sequencing systems with Philips' IntelliSpace Genomics platform and with IBM's Watson for Genomics, respectively.

As part of the deal, scientists from Philips' Intellispace Genomics development team will relocate to NYMC's biotechnology incubator in Westchester County.

Philips plans to offer the software as a module in its IntelliSpace Genomics platform, which is used for integrating and analyzing genomic and phenotypic data.

One deal will see Philips' solution used to improve cancer patient outcomes while the other will beef up its ability to interpret data from oncology tests.

The company is currently testing two versions of the software, one for clinical and one for research use, in an early-access program.

Title: Method of and system for applying blocking material to assay substrates.
Patent Number: 8,685,486
Filed: Aug. 10, 2011

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biocartis today announced it is developing a workflow for extracting, amplifying, and detecting tumor DNA on its diagnostic platforms in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Philips Research.

Germany's Curetis has initiated a prospective clinical trial in the European Union for its Unyvero molecular testing system and P50 Pneumonia test cartridge, the company said in February.

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The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.