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Frank McCormick, director of UCSF's Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the motivation behind the facility, and its plans for the future.

People Transfer: Apr 15, 2009

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Burrill promotes Aynechi, Vygantas, and Patel; UVA Patent Foundation honors Mugler and Brookeman as inventors of the year; and Balser to succeed Jacobson as vice chancellor for health affairs at Vanderbilt

Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council has awarded the University of Queensland about US$19.3 million to support it's cancer genome sequencing project aimed at characterizing pancreatic and ovarian cancers.

A team of researchers from UCSF and GlaxoSmithKline used microarray analyses to begin cataloguing copy number variants in healthy African American individuals.

Snippets: Mar 18, 2009

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Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, OncoMethylome Sciences, Merck KGaA, 23andMe, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center, and more …

Funding Update for Mar 10, 2009

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NIH Array-Related Grants Awarded Dec. 23, 2008 — March 10, 2009

Despite increasing evidence that the action of some drugs is influenced by patient genetics, testing for such variants has not been widely adopted as part of standard practice, AAAS meeting attendees heard this weekend.

Strands: Feb 5, 2009

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Isis Pharmaceuticals, Champions Biotechnology, Gradalis, Mirna Therapeutics, University of California, San Francisco, Cenix BioScience, Boehringer Ingelheim, RXi Pharmaceuticals, YA Global

Researchers from the Netherlands have uncovered a new gene expression signature linked to ovarian cancer survival that is providing hints about potential pathways of importance for the disease. But authors warn that using such signatures for guiding treatment may be a ways off.

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NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.