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A majority of US tech-transfer offices said their main goals are to provide a service to faculty entrepreneurs and translate university research into commercial products — but much less so to maximize licensing revenue or provide research support, according to the survey.

Kauffman Foundation, MIT, BioAMPS, University of Colorado, Endo Pharma, Harvard, Galapagos, Flanders Institute of Biotechnology, and more …

People Transfer: Feb 18, 2009

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David Silver joins Transfer Technology International's SAB

Gary Gilliland, Stephen Friend

Stephen Friend, Gary Gilliland

At the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology conference this week, the company also presented its first human genome sequencing data.

Lai Named SVP of R&D at Gen-Probe, Jorge Leon Joins ParagonDx SAB, Strategic Diagnostics Hires Two Execs, and More.

Funding from the National Institutes of Health for all proteomics-related research shrank by almost 3 percent in fiscal 2008, according to an analysis of NIH data by ProteoMonitor.

Researchers from the Netherlands have uncovered a new gene expression signature linked to ovarian cancer survival that is providing hints about potential pathways of importance for the disease. But authors warn that using such signatures for guiding treatment may be a ways off.

Funding Update: Feb 3, 2009

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Sequencing-Related NIH Grants, Nov. 4, 2008 — Feb. 2, 2009

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A small, early-stage trial of a combination therapy for brain cancer reports favorable responses in two patients, according to the Guardian.

Nature News writes that viral genomic surveillance in the US faces systemic issues.

President Joe Biden is seeking an increase in federal spending, including higher budgets for the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In PLOS this week: sex-stratified genome-wide association study of chronic pain, sequencing data from Indigenous Mexican groups, and more.