WALTHAM, Mass.--Genome Therapeutics and Scriptgen Pharmaceuticals have entered into a licensing agreement that will provide Scriptgen with nonexclusive access to Genome Therapeutics' proprietary microbial sequence database, PathoGenome. The database of sequence information on medically relevant microbial organisms and fungi will allow researchers at Scriptgen to identify gene targets, which it says will aid in the discovery of novel therapeutics for treating infectious diseases and drug-resistant organisms.

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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.

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

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

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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.