Shamil Sunyaev, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has been studying how resequencing all human exons could help discover genes related to human traits. He spoke with In Sequence this week.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers launched its Stop Biotech Looting campaign last week after learning that subcontractors have been hiring non-union workers over the past year on a half-dozen projects for Boston-area life-sci giants.
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has approved spending a combined $2.5 million of the $1 billion, 10-year Life Sciences Act to subsidize life-sci companies that hire paid college-level interns, and to fund younger researchers.
Vista has secured rights to the nanowire technology from Harvard and previous spinout Nanosys, which has, for the time being, eschewed biomedical applications for the tech in favor of nearer-term commercial opportunities.