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HP will continue to work with the healthcare system to provide hardware and software for clinical genomics projects.

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.

Adding Genes to Risk Factors

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In a genotype-versus-phenotype showdown, a diabetes researcher says that phenotype has better predictive power but that genetic variants show promise.

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.

Pairings: Feb 18, 2009

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Alan Carter, David Cox, John Alsobrook

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

Funding Update: Feb 3, 2009

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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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An initial analysis suggests the novel coronavirus from Wuhan that is sickening people might come from snakes, a team of virologists writes at the Conversation.

DNA testing confirms captured Chicago coyote same as the one that bit a boy near a nature museum, the Chicago Tribune reports.

An analysis of Tibetan ice cores uncovers more than two dozen previously unknown virus groups, LiveScience reports.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of four children buried in Cameroon approximately 3,000 and 8,000 years ago, and more.