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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Wake Forest University and spin-out company NanoMedica have received $860,000 in funding to move a bead-based genetic sequencing drug discovery technology closer to commercialization, Wake Forest said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The North Carolina Biotechnology Center sees the state as a potential hub for personalized medicine research and business, and has provided $100,000 for a project to begin exploring the possibility of creating a center that would focus on commercializing technologies t

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Universities or nonprofit research institutes approved for the grants would receive up to $200,000 maximum toward the cost of research equipment or core facilities.

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center yesterday approved a four-year grant for the Center of Innovation in Nanobiotechnology, which will use it to become a standalone entity and help commercialize nanobiotech research from the state's universities.

The science teachers will learn to use microarray technologies for genetics and genomics studies in their classrooms.

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Maryland Biotechnology Investment Tax Credits, Missouri Senate Bills 45 and 572, Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics, Genome Analysis Centre, Georgia hESC Funding, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Bio Nebraska, Google Ventures, Thrive

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SCRA appoints Stephen Jones as vice president of health sciences; NCBC taps Brooks Adams to lead forthcoming Center of Innovation in Nanobiotechnology

Thanks in part to the federal stimulus, RTP's more than 170 companies will be joined by energy efficiency and clean technology firms over the next 50 years, said the CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Life Technologies, Cenix BioScience, AstraZeneca, MultiCell Technologies, Maxim Biotech, CyBio, Axxam, PerkinElmer, Sangmyung University

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In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.