Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland

The pharma company will analyze genomic and clinical data from 2 million individuals over the next 10 years to drive drug development across its entire portfolio. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Studies by two independent research teams published online yesterday in Nature Neuroscience suggest a single gene — the enzyme-coding gene called TOP3B — contributes to processes related to schizophrenia and to a syndrome associated with autism spectrum disord

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Labcyte said today that the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, known as FIMM, will use Labcyte's acoustic liquid handling technology in its small molecule-based personalized cancer medicine programs, under a new collaboration.

The company's Multiplexing Diagnostics division will use the arrayer to develop molecular tools, including protein biomarkers, to diagnose allergy and autoimmunity.

The program will consist of miniaturized RNAi screens, and in the future will include compound/drug arrays.

FIMM studies cancer, as well as cardiovascular, neuro-psychiatric and viral diseases, carries out translational research, and seeks to promote human health through research on personalized medicine.

The Nordic nation will invest in a pan-European pilot program for cultivating informatics, biobanking, and translational research.

A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.