Originally published Oct. 15.
The University of Pennsylvania took a major step toward growing its presence in personalized medicine last week by hiring a former pharmaceutical executive to take charge of spearheading its efforts in this space.
Peter Rogan has been awarded US Patent No. 8,527,207, "Accurate identification of organisms based on individual information content."
Rogan is a professor of biochemistry at the University of Western Ontario.
Ever since the Supreme Court struck down Myriad Genetics' patent claims on isolated BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene sequences, industry observers have breathlessly speculated whether the company would take legal action against labs challenging its decades-long reign over the BRCA genetic te
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – As part of its plans to help move the human genomic research discoveries out of the lab and into clinical care, the National Human Genome Research Institute has awarded up to $12.8 million to fund new projects to address the challenges that these medical innovations fa
The National Institutes of Health this month awarded grants worth more than $400,000 to two researchers investigating the role of microRNAs in cancer, and one who is developing a new method to detect the small, non-coding RNAs.