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The company will use the funds to relocate to the state and to buy new equipment.

Papers of Note for April 2009


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.

Papers of Note: May 5, 2009


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.

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.

Short Reads: May 1, 2009


News in brief

The Next Generation


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


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.


A letter criticizing actions by the US government and research institutions toward Chinese and Chinese-American scientists has garnered more than a hundred signatories.

NPR reports that researchers in New York are investigating whether it is possible to edit the genomes of human sperm.

In an opinion piece at the Nation, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher argues that everyone should be able to access prenatal genetic testing.

In Nature this week: ancient DNA uncovers presence of Mediterranean migrants at a Himalayan lake, and more.