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Papers of Note for April 2009

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RNAi-Related Papers Published April 2009

Life Tech's Genetic Systems division, which includes DNA sequencing, applied genomics, and HLA diagnostics, generated $219 million in revenue during the quarter, up 3 percent over the same period last year.

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Sequencing-Related Papers of Note, April 2009

A new grant program will fund 'omics, imaging, and other studies to develop disease detection and monitoring technologies.

The institute has called on the genomics community to start answering the many questions it raised during Phase I.

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PerkinElmer CEO Robert Friel was named chairman, as the firm also announced a new CFO. Integrated Genomics appointed members to its SAB, and John Rossi won a prize from PNAS.

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The Next Generation

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Deborah Nickerson has been in the trenches of genomics almost since the beginning, but that wasn't always the plan. Today, she uses her experience in learning a new field to mentor her students.

Systems Biology in Action

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The Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology is still getting its momentum going, but it's already seen promising work in proteomics and spawned collaborations among its members.

The companies — Rosetta Genomics, MDRNA, and Tekmira Pharmaceuticals — have all seen their shares more than double since Dec. 31, significantly outperforming the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index.

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The US Patent and Trademark Office is opening another interference proceeding in the CRISPR patent fight.

There's increasing genetic evidence that a number of ancient hominins may have contributed to the human gene pool, according to Discover's The Crux blog.

The Japan News writes that Japan needs to seize the opportunity to ensure that a wide number of people benefit from personalized cancer treatments.

In Cell this week: messenger RNA expression and translation, RNA localization atlas, and more.