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Rothberg Institute for Childhood Diseases, Correlogic Systems, Genomic Solutions, MitoKor, UT Southwestern Medical Center


Rothberg Institute Powers TSC Research with Sengent Grid


The Rothberg Institute for Childhood Diseases, a non-profit research organization, will use Sengent’s Drug Design and Optimization Lab (D2OL) distributed computing technology to support its search for a cure for tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC).

Sengent, based in Boca Raton, Fla., is providing the screen-saver type P2P software that will power the TSC project. The software can be downloaded for free from the Rothberg Institute’s website,


Correlogic Wins CRADA


Correlogic Systems has licensed the rights from NIH to commercially apply a technique for using protein patterns as a diagnostic tool. In addition, Correlogic, FDA, and NCI signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to apply Correlogic’s Proteome Quest pattern discovery software to identify protein patterns for the diagnosis of disease.


Proteomics Software Contributes to Record Q1 for Genomic Solutions


Genomic Solutions of Ann Arbor, Mich., credited sales of proteomics software it gained through its recent acquisition of ProteoMetrics with helping it reach estimated revenues of more than $6.6 million for the first quarter.

In addition to strong demand for the company’s instruments and microarrays, Genomic Solutions said it completed “several installations” of ProteoMetrics’ software, including its first Investigator PWRHouse proteomic data management system installation to an undisclosed “large biotech.”


MitoKor Publishes Mitochondrial DNA Database


MitoKor has published the mitochondrial DNA sequences of more than 500 ethnically diverse individuals in a study in the current issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics.

The company hopes to use the data, available at, to uncover links between SNPs in the DNA and a variety of diseases.

MitoKor has sequenced the mitochondrial genomes of more than 925 individuals, which it believes to be the world''s largest database of its type.


Comp Bio to Benefit from UT Southwestern Research Campaign


Computational biology will be among the top priorities for a new initiative at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas to raise $450 million for medical research.

The five-year campaign has already raised more than $172 million toward the $450 million goal and plans to put $50 million toward basic genetic and molecular research, computational biology, and biotechnology.

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The Scan

Transcriptomic, Epigenetic Study Appears to Explain Anti-Viral Effects of TB Vaccine

Researchers report in Science Advances on an interferon signature and long-term shifts in monocyte cell DNA methylation in Bacille Calmette-Guérin-vaccinated infant samples.

DNA Storage Method Taps Into Gene Editing Technology

With a dual-plasmid system informed by gene editing, researchers re-wrote DNA sequences in E. coli to store Charles Dickens prose over hundreds of generations, as they recount in Science Advances.

Researchers Model Microbiome Dynamics in Effort to Understand Chronic Human Conditions

Investigators demonstrate in PLOS Computational Biology a computational method for following microbiome dynamics in the absence of longitudinally collected samples.

New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.