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Movers & Shakers: Oct 28, 2011

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Waters this week named the laboratory of National University of Singapore researcher Ganesh Anand one of its Centers of Innovation. The award was given based on Anand's work on protein-protein, protein-ligand, and protein-nucleic acid interactions, the company said.

Anand is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at NUS and an expert in amide H/D exchange mass spectrometry.


Raymond Kaiser has joined Covance as its new global science leader and vice president for biotechnology services, replacing Carl Martin, who is retiring.

Previously, Kaiser was executive director of bioprocess research and development at Merck Research Laboratories.

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Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update

GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says.

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.