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Researchers will use the funds to link genetic, environmental, and imaging autism studies and identify biomarkers and other risk factors in children.

Battelle Ventures, MIT, Hepragen, Wayne State University, Defyrus, UK Ministry of Defence, Columbia U, Intelligent Bio-Systems, Kauffman Foundation

Patent Watch: Feb 13, 2009

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Odyssey Thera, University of Pennsylvania, and Carnegie Institute of Washington Awarded US Patents

The researchers identified a link between genetic and environmental causes of Parkinson's in a yeast cell model, a finding that could validate a similar model developed at the Whitehead Institute and licensed to drug maker FoldRx.

News Briefs: Feb 4, 2009

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Cerenis, Montreal Heart Institute, UVA, Ortho Clinical, Mirna, UCSF, Case Western, Diagnostic Hybrids, iBridge Network, Ben Franklin Tech Partners, and more…

Christian Johansson, Gov. Martin O'Malley, Ambrose Schwallie, Jonathan Fleming, Doug Cole, Jean George, Christopher Schaber, Paul Alivisatos, Steve Chu, President Barack Obama, Jay Keasling, Greg Kessler, Jeffrey New

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Researchers have sequenced the genome of the depth-dwelling giant squid.

Prosecutors have charged a former Drexel University professor with theft for allegedly spending federal grant money on adult entertainment and other unrelated expenses, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

Chris Collins, a former US representative, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in an insider trading case involving an Australian biotechnology firm, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: Trypanosoma brucei transcripts, estimate of people at risk of inherited retinal disease, and more.