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Howard Chang, William Kaelin, Yitzhak Tor

Patent Watch: Mar 13, 2009

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Stanford University, Maine Medical Center Research Institute, PerkinElmer Cellular Technologies Germany Awarded US Patents

IP Roundup: Mar 10, 2009

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Accelr8, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Stanford University, Aperio Technologies

Quake confirmed in an e-mail message last week that he used a Helicos sequencer for the project and said that he plans to publish the results of the study.

NHLBI in late January put out an RFP for the program, which calls for researchers to develop proteomics technologies and apply them to solve clinical puzzles. It is set to begin early next year, shortly after its current two major proteomics initiatives expire.

The deal brings to six the number of academic institutions from which Fate has licensed IP related to using small molecules to induce pluripotency in stem cells for therapeutic effect, drug discovery, and matched cell-replacement therapies.

People Transfer: Mar 4, 2009

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Fate Therapeutics names Dan Shoemaker as CTO

Genentech developed Unison to reduce the amount of time researchers spent on data preparation prior to bioinformatics analysis. Recognizing that many scientists outside the company are grappling with the same issues, they decided to release the system under the open-source Academic Free License.

Patent Watch: Feb 27, 2009

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Applera, and Stanford University Awarded US Patents

The panel of proteomics experts told attendees of the annual meeting of the US Human Proteome Organization that the science is not ready for clinical use and the discipline has become marginalized compared to genomics.

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As the Canadian election season heats up, neither major party has really paid much attention to science, according to Nature News.

BBC News says the uncertainty over Brexit is affecting science funding in the UK.

A new app purports to tell users "how gay" they are by looking at their DNA, but experts tell Futurism that the app is bunk.

In Nature this week: human and great ape cerebral organoids reveal aspects of brain development unique to humans, and more.