University of Glasgow

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

The University of Edinburgh analyzed more than 6,000 genomes in a year, an effort made possible by a computing center dubbed a "genome factory" by its director.

Researchers profiling pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors detected inherited cancer-related mutations in nearly one-fifth of affected individuals.

The Stoller Biomarker Discovery Centre, funded by the UK's Medical Research Council, recently opened to develop mass spec-based research for varied diseases.

The node will act as a center for molecular diagnostics research, discovery, and development, and will integrate with existing initiatives.

Using genomic and other technologies, researchers will develop tools to identify HAIs, identify patients at risk for them, and investigate more effective use of antibiotics. 

The universities are partnering with Illumina to supply next-generation sequencing instruments to drive research in cancer, personalized medicine, and agriculture.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Glasgow said yesterday it will use £3 million ($5 million) from the Scottish government to support a new imaging center and stratified medicine clinical research program.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Oxford BioDynamics and the University of Glasgow today announced a partnership to identify biomarkers for the differentiation of responders from non-responders to methotrexate in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Miragen Therapeutics said this week that it has taken an exclusive license to intellectual property held by the University of Glasgow that is related to the use of microRNA-145 in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Kite Pharmaceuticals' CAR T-cell therapy for large B-cell lymphomas, the New York Times reports.

Kaiser Health News reports that gene therapies could cost more than a million dollars.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.

In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.