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Developing high-throughput technologies, personalized medicine, and data handling tools are the focus of the NIH/NHGRI challenge grants.

The companies have partnered to integrate the Geneus software for use with ABI's next-generation sequencing system.

Nearly $14 million next year will support centers to study malaria and develop gene-based diagnostics.

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.

A trio of researchers involved in the Cancer Genome Project at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute published a review article today outlining what's known about the cancer genome, remaining questions, and the future of the field.

The Canada Foundation for Innovation will support various university research and lab enhancement projects.

Snippets: Apr 8, 2009


Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Prostate Cancer Foundation, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, and more …

Pairings : Apr 8, 2009


Jonathan Lord, Mari Baker

Up until now, Agencourt's main focus has been on DNA sequencing and sample prep. Cogenics, which has facilities in four countries, also provides genotyping, gene-expression analysis, biological efficacy and safety testing, and a biobanking facility.

Short Reads: Apr 7, 2009


Genome Analysis Centre, University of Barcelona, NIAID, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, J. Craig Venter Institute, University of Maryland, SeqWright, Hologic, BioReference Laboratories, GeneDx, University of Michigan, Genomatix Software, NHGRI


The US has sent its formal notice of withdrawal from the World Health Organization, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The Harvard Crimson reports that Harvard and MIT are suing the Department of Homeland Security and ICE over the new international student visa policy.

Science reports that a draft spending bill would increase the US National Institutes of Health budget by 13 percent.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: algorithm to determine molecular sequence types and other microbial features, computational method to uncover R-loop structures, and more.