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Elias Zerhouni has joined the Gates Foundation, Aushon Biosystems has named a new VP of North American Sales, Joshua LaBaer heads West to Arizona State University, and more.

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.

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David Silver joins Transfer Technology International's SAB

Gaithersburg West Master Plan, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, University of Houston Institute of Biomedical Research, Connecticut Economic Development Consolidations, South San Francisco Life Sciences Career Fair, New York City Biotechnology Tax Credit

It was not immediately clear whether PerkinElmer would divest all of its proteomics assets or retain a portion of them, though it described them as “discontinued operations” during its fourth-quarter earnings statement.

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

Christian Johansson, Gov. Martin O'Malley, Ambrose Schwallie, Jonathan Fleming, Doug Cole, Jean George, Christopher Schaber, Paul Alivisatos, Steve Chu, President Barack Obama, Jay Keasling, Greg Kessler, Jeffrey New

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Aravinda Chakravarti is one genomics trailblazer who has always kept a keen sense of history while carving out his own path. He's also a mentor who puts ideas ahead of data.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.