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Advanced Liquid Logic has been awarded a $150,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a microfluidic PCR-based device for assuring DNA quality control in biobanks, according to recently published grant information.

IBM technology implemented at the center includes an IBM XIV Storage System, the IBM Tivoli Maximo asset management system, the IBM Tivoli Netcool operations management software, and IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition.

The company is developing genomic and healthcare data management tools for the VA's Million Veterans Project.

In an effort to set the stage for locally relevant personalized medicine programs, researchers have started characterizing genetic ancestry and population patterns in self-identified Hispanic, African-American, and European-American patients enrolled through the Mount Sinai IPM Biobank Program.

A new policy proposal argues that donors' genetic information could be treated as trade secrets that they own, and for which they should be compensated.

The UK startup is seeking to leverage a biobank of serum samples collected as part of a 15-year longitudinal ovarian cancer screening trial in order to forge partnerships for diagnostic test development.

The five-year grant will go to expand NIOSH's National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank for Translational Research.

The firms intend to establish a bank of hESC lines using Advanced Cell's "single-ceblastomere" technique for deriving embryonic stem cells without damage to the embryo.

The government of Qatar will work with Imperial College London experts to start a large biobank with up to 100,000 donors.

SAIC-Frederick is seeking a subcontractor to run a Comprehensive Data Resource to support the biorepository and biospecimen research programs.


NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.