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Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and Columbia University screened more than 2,800 compounds in 61 Plasmodium falciparum lines, identifying potential anti-malarial agents and using genetic approaches to find loci related to treatment response differences in the malaria parasite.

"What we're going to need to fully take advantage of Watson is to have the genetic and epigenetic information of patients so that the Watson program will be able to utilize and organize that also in medical decision making," said a researcher involved with IBM's efforts to develop an artificial intelligence system that can help doctors diagnose patients accurately and quickly.

There has “been a tremendous shift towards using regulatory, integrative genomic, and kinetic models to understand the biology of drug development [and] disease and using modeling and simulation to predict what the cell is doing.”

Agilent Technologies, Columbia University, and others are collaborating on development of the system, which will be based on MassTag PCR.

IP Roundup: Jun 15, 2010

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Biodot, Grace Bio-Labs, Autogenomics, Febit, SRU Biosystems, University of Illinois, Columbia University, New York University

IP Roundup, May 11, 2010

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Columbia University, Riken, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Life Technologies, Syngenta, Petr Nikitin, Johns Hopkins University

The findings help validate Therasis' bioinformatics and systems biology approach to reconstructing maps of regulatory networks in specific cancer cell types.

The company is currently collaborating with Ian Lipkin's lab at Columbia University to co-develop a set of MassTag PCR panels for infectious disease screening that it plans to commercialize some time in the next year.

IP Roundup: Dec 1, 2009

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SRU Biosystems, California Institute of Technology, Intelligent Medical Devices, Columbia University, Tufts University, Edelmira Cabezas, University of Washington, Illumina, Stanford University, Agilent Technologies

A new study of mitochondrial DNA from humpback whales in the Southern Hemisphere is offering clues about population structures and relationships for whales in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

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The editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says other lawmakers should take Florida's approach and provide additional protections against genetic discrimination.

The Hill reports 17 states and the District of Columbia are suing over a new policy that would strip international students of their visas if they only attend classes online.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employees call on the agency to label racism a public health crisis and examine its own policies, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: genetic evidence for Inca resettlement, analysis of spermatogonial stem cell transcriptomes, and more.