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Although the Pharmacogenomics Training and Research Laboratory will primarily focus on training students in the discipline, it could also enable R&D partnerships with industry players.

Snippets: Apr 22, 2009

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Johns Hopkins University's Genetics and Public Policy Center, National Cancer Institute, Santoris, RayBiotech

The new budget and stimulus funds will fuel the Genome Atlas, a personalized medicine platform, and more grants to young investigators.

The new unit will be headquartered in San Diego and led by Arthur Levin, chief development officer of Denmark-based Santaris.

Arthur Levin

The approximately $17 million acquisition, announced last week, will have "no impact" on Clinical Data's focus as a pharmacogenomics company, according to CEO Drew Fromkin.

The two-for-one split of the firm's shares took place before the opening of the market today.

The cell lines were developed using Horizon's Genesis platform and will be added to the firm's X-Man cell models.

Looking to support local industry and nurture Ireland's economic recovery, University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin will combine their existing programs in tech transfer, enterprise development, industry relations, and post-graduate entrepreneurial education, largely in the area of life sciences.

The South African non-profit organization will team with the Malaysian pharmacogenomics firm to develop biomarker assays for the prediction of toxicity of existing and new drug compounds.

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The New York Times looks at companies using genomic tools to try to quickly identify the cause of patients' infections.

The White House has asked for $2.5 billion in funding to address the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Associated Press.

A resignation at the Marine Biological Laboratory highlights that institutions are unsure of how to handle researchers previously found to have violated codes of conduct, Nature News says.

In PNAS this week: immune responses that affect heart transplant rejection risk, gene variants associated with thiopurine toxicity, and more.