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neuromuscular disorder

Name: Madhuri Hegde
Title: Executive director, Emory Genetics Laboratory

Isis Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has teamed with Biogen Idec to develop antisense-based drugs for neurological and neuromuscular disorders.

A consortium of 18 European and Australian institutions and industry partners will spend five years sequencing the exomes of 1,100 patients with neurodegenerative and neuromuscular diseases to create diagnostic panels and uncover novel therapeutic targets.

Researchers in the Neuromuscular Disorder-Chip Consortium will use custom-designed NimbleGen Human CGH 12x135K microarrays and Human Sequence Capture 385K arrays to study the genetic underpinnings of a range of neuromuscular disorders.

A European consortium involving more than a dozen research institutions will use NimbleGen arrays in their study of neuromuscular disorder genetics.

An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.