NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Advaita Bioinformatics has received a notice of award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for a Phase II Small Business Investigational Research grant to develop and implement a new method of identifying disease subtypes and subgroups of patients within disease phenotypes.

The Plymouth, Mich.-based firm will use the three-year, $1.8 million grant also to identify biological pathway signatures for specific diseases and to identify pathway signatures for drugs in order to repurpose them, it said.

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The US National Institutes of Health has developed guidelines to gauge whether frail chimpanzees are healthy enough to be moved to a retirement sanctuary.

Osamu Shimomura, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on green fluorescent protein, has died.

Stat News reports that the head of IBM Watson Health is leaving her post.

In PLOS this week: analytical approach for finding new genetic associations, analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes-infecting viruses, and more.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.