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The Search for Schizophrenia Genes
| Slate | Larger and larger genetic studies are finding smaller and smaller effect sizes. What does this mean for drug development, clinical practice, and our view of mental illness? more

New Type of CRISPR Screen Probes the Regulatory Genome
| Bio-IT World | Scientists at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have invented a "multiplexed editing regulatory assay" (MERA) to test large swathes of the genome in parallel for regulatory elements that can turn gene activity on and off over the course of a cell's development. more

Debugging Science Experiments at Elemental Machines
| Xconomy | A Cambridge startup is trying to remove extraneous variables from experiments with a "smart lab" that can better control for simple factors like temperature and humidity. more

Mobile DNA Sequencing in the Ebola Epidemic
| Bio-IT World | The results of a months-long effort to sequence virus samples in the middle of the largest Ebola outbreak in history, using the handheld MinION DNA sequencer and a miniature mobile lab, have been published in Nature. more

Funding Biology in the Cloud
| Forbes | Is the future of biology in the cloud? Palo Alto-based venture fund, Andreesen Horowitz has created a new $200 million fund to invest in the idea. more

Venter Expands Attempt to Fight Disease, Increase Lifespan
| San Diego Union-Tribune | J. Craig Venter's company Human Longevity, Inc. has purchased LifebankUSA, a biobank that preserves stem cells from cord blood and placental tissue, growing an enterprise that will soon begin sequencing infants' genomes as a service. more

UK Scientists Gain Licence to Edit Genes in Human Embryos
| Nature News | A team at Francis Crick Institute has been permitted to use CRISPR-Cas9 technology in embryos for early-development research, but the work is still many steps away from genome-edited human beings. more

January News and Product Briefs
| Bio-IT World | The latest products and announcements from around the industry, including a high-throughput protein conformation analyzer, and updates to the cloud-based genome analysis services of both DNAnexus and Seven Bridges. more

'Remarkable Turning Point' as Medical Journals Require Clinical Trial Data Sharing
| STAT | Harlan Krumholz, of the Yale Open Data Access project, speaks about a new proposal by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. more

PRESS RELEASE :: Aridhia co-founder honoured at Life Sciences Awards
| EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - Feb 5, 2016 - Dr David Sibbald OBE, co-founder and Chairman of Edinburgh informatics company, Aridhia, was awarded an ‘Outstanding Contribution Award’ at the Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Awards held at the National Museum of Scotland last night more

KCR Date Forecaster Available Now for Android
| BERLIN, GERMANY - Feb 4, 2016 - The KCR Date Forecaster, a mobile application developed by Contract Research Organization (CRO) KCR, has been made available for Android more

Scientists Discover How Plants Tailor Growth to the Seasons
| ST. LOUIS, MO, UNITED STATES - Feb 3, 2016 - Dmitri A. Nusinow, Ph.D., assistant member at the Danforth Plant Science Center and researchers in his lab studying plants’ circadian clock have discovered a gene that allows plants to remember daylight during the long nights of winter, helping them tailor their growth appropriately to the seasons more

Certara Expands Its Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Group; Appoints Professor Andrzej Kierzek as Head of Systems Modeling
| PRINCETON, NJ - Feb 3, 2016 - Certara®, the global biosimulation technology-enabled drug development company, today announced that it has appointed Andrzej Kierzek, PhD, as head of systems modeling in its Simcyp® Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) Group more

CloudLIMS is awarded the Bronze for the Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year at the Fifth Annual Best in Biz Awards 2015
| WILMINGTON, DE, UNITED STATES - Feb 3, 2016 - Wilmington, Delaware – February 03, 2016, CloudLIMS proudly announces that it is the bronze winner in the Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year category at the 5th Annual Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts more

Labware services expansion delivers more for customers worldwide
| ST PAUL, MN - Feb 2, 2016 - Labware services expansion delivers more to Computype customers worldwide
Building on the popularity of its long established READY Labware pre-labeled labware services to the North American and Western European markets, Computype has recently expanded the offering in terms of technology, capability, and geography more

| NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - Feb 1, 2016 - Nottingham, UK – Juniper Pharma Services (“the company”), a subsidiary of Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc more

| SUNDERLAND, UNITED KINGDOM - Jan 29, 2016 - ONYX Scientific is set to increase the size of its UK-based site by over 30pc following the best performance in the company’s 15 year history more

ONO PHARMACEUTICAL Selects Medidata to Power Clinical Trials Exploring Additional Cancer Indications for Immunotherapy Drug OPDIVO® (nivolumab)
| NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES - Jan 26, 2016 -  Medidata (NASDAQ: MDSO), the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, announced today that ONO PHARMACEUTICAL CO more

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