ROCKVILLE, Md.--Human Genome Sciences opened a $42 million plant here this month, where it said it will manufacture drugs resulting from genomics research and development. Calling his company the "world's genomics pioneer," William Haseltine, CEO of Human Genome Sciences, said, "HGS was the first group anywhere to sequence most of the genes in the human genome. HGS was also the first company to place three genomics-derived drugs into human clinical trials." He added, "Our hope is that HGS will be the first company to manufacture and market genomics-derived drugs."

Get the full story with
GenomeWeb Premium

Only $95 for the
first 90 days*

A trial upgrade to GenomeWeb Premium gives you full site access, interest-based email alerts, access to archives, and more. Never miss another important industry story.

Try GenomeWeb Premium now.

Already a GenomeWeb Premium member? Login Now.
Or, See if your institution qualifies for premium access.

*Before your trial expires, we’ll put together a custom quote with your long-term premium options.

Not ready for premium?

Register for Free Content
You can still register for access to our free content.

CNBC reports that Amazon invested in the startup Grail as it sees an opportunity for its cloud computing company in genomics.

Lawrence Krauss writes at Slate that science is needed for good public policy and should not be ignored.

Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.

In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.