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Though prestigious schools get more in funding, less-prestigious schools squeeze more out of the funding they receive, an opinion piece at Bloomberg says.

Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

The partners aim to create a broad collection of high-quality genomic and clinical data from multiple myeloma patients to improve disease diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.

The consortium will analyze data from patients and mouse models in the first year as part of efforts to find ways of detecting tumors earlier.

The gift will go toward the creation of theBartBarlogieCenterfor Molecular Diagnostics and the Celgene Distinguished Endowed Chair for Molecular Therapeutics.

Life Technologies of Carlsbad, Calif, has received US Patent No.

Researchers from the University of Arkansas have developed a nanopositioning system that makes use of a tuning fork, probe-bound DNA, and a solid-state nanopore to control translocation of the DNA through the pore.

IP Roundup, Jul 19, 2011

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Meso Scale Technologies, California Institute of Technology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Maven Technologies, Corning, Samsung Electronics, Affymetrix, University of Arkansas

The company plans two new versions of its MyPRS test later this year, including a pharmacogenomic enhancement called MyPRS RX and a version called MyPRS Plus that will perform myeloma subgroup analysis.

The school will use the NCRR funding to expand its Center for Protein Structure and Function.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.