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People Transfer: Feb 25, 2009

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Thomas Fekete to direct Johns Hopkins' INBT; UW TechTransfer names Entrepreneur Residents and Advisors

The law's Title II section and 'firewall' protections may be at the center of discussion as EEOC drafts its regulations.

Pairings: Feb 25, 2009

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Elias Zerhouni, Joshua LaBaer

David Silver, Jan Bouten

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.

People Transfer: Feb 18, 2009

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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.

Funding Update: Feb 3, 2009

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

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23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.

By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.

NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.

In Science this week: ancient genomes reveal social inequality within individual households, new method for quantifying genetic variation in gene dosage, and more.