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Working Group Recommendations for Investigating Causality for Sequence Variants
TODAY | Bio-IT World | An excellent Nature Perspectives piece, published today, takes on the issues surrounding causality. The paper represents the conclusions of a working group of experts in genomic research, analysis and clinical diagnostic sequencing convened by the US National Human Genome Research Institute. more

BaseHealth Seeks New Model for Offering Patients Genetic Health Information
| Bio-IT World | This morning, Los Altos-based startup BaseHealth emerged from stealth mode to announce the launch of Genophen, a preventive medicine platform that unites clinical and genetic data to help patients track and manage their risk of developing common chronic diseases. more

Pfizer Rebuffed by AstraZeneca, Regroups
| Bloomberg | Talks between Pfizer and AstraZeneca fizzled, but the possibility foretells future big deals, analysts say. more

More Big Pharma Shakeup: Novartis, GSK Trade Assets
| REuters | Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline announced this morning that they two big pharma are trading over $20 billion worth of assets in an attempt to strengthen their best businesses more

To Speed Sequencing, Edico Genome Proposes NGS Processor
| Bio-IT World | Of sequencing bottlenecks, the most lamented is the analysis pipeline. Edico Genome is developing the DRAGEN Bio-IT Processor, the world’s first Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) bioinformatics ASIC to speed and smooth that process. more

Remarkable Twin Study Widens View of Down's Syndrome
| Bio-IT World News Brief | A large coalition of European and American researchers this week published a new gene expression study of trisomy 21, better known as Down's syndrome, using a novel cellular model of the disorder. more

As Genetics Moves to the Clinic, Pathogenic Variants Still Subject to Doubt and Debate
| Bio-IT World | Genetic diagnostics is a growing field with great promise for improving medical care—yet interpreting the results of tests is a painstaking process, and different labs can disagree on which variants contribute to disease. As open science advocates seek to collect together and curate our knowledge of disease-related genes, the reluctance of many clinical labs to share their data continues to hinder progress. more

Novartis Out of RNAi Research
| Forbes | Novartis bows out of RNAi research, the second big pharma to do so. more

Broad Claims Patent on CRISPR Technology
| Bio-IT World News Brief | The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this morning issued the first patent to cover CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, awarding the Broad Institute a patent for a version of the CRISPR-Cas9 system used to modify the DNA of mammalian cells. more

In Last Sprint to Product Launch, Edico Genome Hints at Massively Accelerated Informatics
| U-T San Diego | San Diego-based Edico Genome is working on a chip-based system, the Dragen Wavefront Processor, to perform first-line analysis of genetic information in a fraction of the time required by the fastest current methods. more

Bio-Rad Picks Up GnuBIO, Droplet-Based Sequencing
| Bio-IT World News Brief | Bio-Rad has acquired GnuBIO, a next-generation droplet-based DNA sequencing technology. GnuBIO's DNA sequencing solution integrates the entire sample preparation workflow on a chip. more

Duke's Plans for the Soon-to-be Defunct Institute for Genome Sciences
| Duke Chronicle | Duke's plans for the Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy were made public in late March--a formal dismantling July 1. more


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BioDatomics Receives New Investment, Grant to Drive Growth of NGS Data Analysis Platform
| BETHESDA, MD - Apr 22, 2014 - BioDatomics™, a supplier of bioinformatics analysis software and services that improve genomic research productivity, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a capital investment from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development's (MDBED) Maryland Venture Fund (MVF) more

Genedata at Bio-IT World Announces tranSMART Integration with Genedata Analyst
| BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Apr 22, 2014 - Genedata, a leading provider of advanced software solutions for drug discovery and life science research, today announced it will showcase the integration of more

Flurry of Big Pharma deals ‘makes sense’
| , UK - Apr 22, 2014 - Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline have agreed to exchange assets and combine their consumer healthcare units more

Thomson Reuters Names 2014 Drugs to Watch
| PHILADELPHIA, PA, US - Apr 17, 2014 -   The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, released its annual forecast of the leading drugs to watch in 2014, including three potential blockbuster treatments anticipated to attain more than $1 billion in sales through 2019, after entering the marketplace this year more

Qlucore and Nebion collaboration will benefit researchers
| , UK - Apr 16, 2014 - Qlucore and Nebion collaboration will benefit researchers
 
2014 will see Qlucore and Nebion AG working together to promote their two products Qlucore Omics Explorer and Genevestigator more

Titian Software to Preview Latest Version of its Leading Sample Management Software, Mosaic, at BioIT World
| LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Apr 16, 2014 - Titian Software (www.titian.co.uk) has announced that it will preview Mosaic 6.0, the latest and most advanced version of its established sample management software, at BioIT World in Boston, MA (29 April – 1 May 2014), booth #353 more

Certara Acquires Specialty Contract Research Organization Synchrogenix
| ST. LOUIS, MO - Apr 15, 2014 - Certara™, the leading technology-enabled drug development and drug safety consultancy, announced today that it has acquired specialty contract research organization (CRO) Synchrogenix Information Strategies Inc more

iRODS 4.0 release brings popular data management tool to wider audience
| CHAPEL HILL, NC - Apr 14, 2014 - Chapel Hill, NC – The iRODS Consortium today announced the release of iRODS 4.0, a sustainable and production-oriented version of the iRODS (integrated Rule-Oriented Data System) data management platform more

NovoPath Debuts Web Portal for Patient Access to Test Result Reports
| PRINCETON, NJ - Apr 14, 2014 - NovoPath introduces a customizable web portal to its NovoPath anatomic pathology laboratory information system (APLIS), helping customers efficiently comply with new legislation requiring labs to provide direct patient access to reports more

KCR Launches New Service Company: KCR Placement
| WARSAW, POLAND - Apr 14, 2014 - Warsaw - 14 April 2014 - European Clinical Research Organization (CRO), KCR, is pleased to announce the launch of its new business enterprise: KCR Placement more



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