IT Precision Health Company ixLayer Introduces Platform to Streamline Genetic Test Delivery Premium The company hopes to help consumer genomics firms and healthcare companies reduce the IT burdens associated with launching a new test. Dutch Molecular Medicine Center Launches $21M Translational IT Project Report Indicates Midwest Biotechs Buck Nationwide Decline in Q1 VC Financing Premium BioEnterprise's Midwest Health Care Venture Investment Report showed a total 47 companies raising a combined $155.6 million during the first quarter of 2009, compared with 14 companies winning $133.5 million in the year-ago period. NIH Stimulus Grants to Consider Bioethics Some of NIH's and NHGRI's challenge grants will give priorities to ethical issues that confront genomics, pharmacogenomics, and biomedicine. Paired Ends: Apr 7, 2009 Premium Helaman Escobar, John Keilty, Lutz Kirchrath Mar 27, 2009 Seattle Non-Profit Receives $1.3 Million NSF Grant for Bioinformatics Education Mar 25, 2009 Two Dublin Schools Pen 10-Year, $878M 'Innovation Alliance' to Spur Irish Economic Development Premium Mar 24, 2009 TcLand to Use Genedata Software Mar 23, 2009 BioRegion Real Estate: Mar 23, 2009 Premium Mar 20, 2009 People in the News: Mar 20, 2009 Feb 25, 2009 NCI IP-Licensing Study Shows That Patent Age Influences Deal Probability Premium Feb 17, 2009 President Signs Economic Recovery Act, Giving NIH $10B Feb 17, 2009 Around the Regions: February 17, 2009 Premium Feb 13, 2009 House Passes Stimulus Package, Senate Could Vote Tonight Breaking News Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: SpeeDx, Bio-Techne, NuProbe, More DiaSorin Q2 Revenues Rise 20 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand Cepheid Gets $28M From BARDA for SARS-CoV-2 Tests The Scan Interfering With Invasive Mussels The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels. Participation Analysis A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports. Right Whales' Decline A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC. Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.