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By Julia Karow
This article, originally published Sept. 1, has been updated with additional information from the US Patent and Trademark Office.

An international consortium made up of representatives from pharmaceutical companies, public and commercial data providers, and academic groups led by the European Bioinformatics Institute has published standards for describing the biological properties of bioactive molecules suc

NeoProteomics has concluded a licensing agreement with parent institution Case Western Reserve University for technology underlying four software programs that it plans to commercialize.

This week, Glencoe Software and Aridhia Informatics announced that they will combine their respective capabilities to develop personalized medicine software for the life science and clinical data markets.

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Complete Genomics has tapped Keith Raffel to serve as its chief commercial officer.

By Monica Heger
This story was originally published on Aug. 30.

By Monica Heger
The US Patent and Trademark Office this week issued Stephen Quake's group at Stanford University a patent for the detection of fetal aneuploidies using next-generation sequencing.

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Harry Ostrer will join Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University as a professor of pathology and genetics and Montefiore Medical Center as director of genetic and genomic testing. The appointment begins Sept. 2.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.