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Two recent online papers in Genome Research delve into the genetic and genomic features of sugar cane-fermenting Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains.

Bioconductor 2.5, BioPortal 2.2, GeneGo pathways, Symyx Notebook, Watson LIMS

IP Roundup: Oct 20, 2009


Illumina, Life Technologies, Fluidigm, Stanford University, Corning, Boston Probes

Paired Ends: Sep 1, 2009


Michael Snyder, Jim McDonald

Some have questioned the paper's claim that it takes "at least 35-40 machine runs with many instruments operating in parallel" and reagent costs of a quarter to a half a million dollars to sequence a human genome on other instruments.

Under the Phenotypic Drug Discovery program, researchers from academia or biotech submit candidate compounds in specific therapeutic areas for Lilly to evaluate and profile. Participating organizations retain full IP rights to the compounds, but Lilly receives first rights to negotiate a broader collaboration or licensing agreement.

Eiger Biopharma licenses Hep C Rx IP from Stanford; TapImmune buys vaccine IP from UBC; Acetylon Pharma closes $7.25M series A to commercialize Dana-Farber, Harvard HDAC inhibitors; EMD Serono and MD Anderson ink clinical trial pact; U of Queensland's IMBcom licenses HGH receptor cell lines to Prolor Biotech

Researchers from Stanford University reported in Nature Biotechnology today that they have sequenced the genome of a Caucasian man using a Helicos Heliscope, a single molecule sequencing platform.

Tony Wyss-Coray and his colleagues used a peptide microarray platform to identify the antibodies, which are found at higher levels in younger people than older ones, suggesting they may protect against Alzheimer's. If the findings pan out, it could provide the basis for a vaccine against the disease.

IP Roundup: Jun 30, 2009


Qiagen, University of Michigan, Enzo Life Sciences, Stanford University, BioMerieux


A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.

US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.