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Chinese scientists to pioneer first human CRISPR trial
| Nature News & Comment | Gene-editing technique to treat lung cancer is due to be tested in people in August. Sichuan University's West China Hospital in Chengdu plans to inject lung cancer patients with cells modified using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique. The clinical trial received ethical approval from the hospital July 6. more

Bioz Launches Life Sciences Search Engine
| Bio-IT World | Bioz, Inc. came out of stealth today with the introduction of a search engine for life science experimentation. The company, started by Stanford research scientist Karin Lachmi and serial entrepreneur Daniel Levitt, also announced $3 million in seed funding, led by 5AM Ventures. more

The Seven Bridges CGC: Boon for Bioinformatics, Success for a Startup
| Bio-IT World It's been a busy two years for Seven Bridges. In May 2014, Seven Bridges was introducing its open source cancer informatics pipeline: open source algorithms running on the proprietary Seven Bridges cloud infrastructure. Less than six months later, the company was awarded one of three National Cancer Institute Cloud Pilot contracts. more

Systems Toxicology Computational Challenge Results Announced
| Bio-IT World | The Systems Toxicology Computational Challenge results have been announced from the fourth challenge launched by sbv IMPROVER, an international scientific crowdsourcing initiative. more

Appistry’s Vision for Clinical Lab Analysis
| Bio-IT World | Appistry launches managed services for clinical sequencing, incorporating GenomePilot, and covering the entire pipeline from when data comes off the sequencers to results analysis. more

With new owner the hated impact factor is overdue for change
| STAT | The impact factor is a poor measure of a journal's quality, and academics say it should either be overhauled or done away with entirely. more

Wellcome Trust launches open-access publishing venture
| Nature News & Comment | Wellcome Open Research is meant to allow Wellcome grant recipients to publish their findings more quickly. The charity hopes other funders will follow a similar model. Management of the venture will be contracted to F1000Research. more

Genomic Medicine Training, New Storage Options, Food Allergy Science
| Bio-IT World | News and product launches from around the Bio-IT landscape include a postdoctoral fellowship in genomics medicine in Alabama, a synthetic biology partnership, new Lustre storage, and the Broad's food allergy science institute. more

A Drug For Postpartum Depression? Sage Passes Early Test With Experimental Treatment
| Forbes | Encouraging news is out today for the treatment of severe postpartum depression. Sage Therapeutics, a biotech company in Cambridge, Mass., reported that its experimental drug was able to relieve severe symptoms of postpartum depression for 70% of patients within a few days, and keep them in remission for a month. more

Certara Appoints Nathan Teuscher to Lead Phoenix Software Division
| PRINCETON, NJ - Jul 21, 2016 - Certara®, the leading provider of decision support technology and consulting services for optimizing drug development and improving health outcomes, today announced the appointment of Nathan Teuscher, PhD, to vice president of pharmacometric solutions more

Mitsubishi Tanabe Joins Certara’s Simcyp Consortium
| PRINCETON, NJ - Jul 20, 2016 - Certara®, the leading provider of decision support technology and consulting services for optimizing drug development and improving health outcomes, today announced that Mitsubishi Tanabe has joined its Simcyp Consortium and licensed its proprietary Simcyp® Population-based Simulator more

Indivumed and Definiens Partner to Unlock the Power of Tumor Tissue for Drug Discovery and Development
| MUNICH, GERMANY - Jul 19, 2016 - Definiens, the pioneer in Tissue Phenomics solutions for diagnostics development and commercialization and Indivumed, GmbH, based in Hamburg, Germany announced today a strategic partnership to offer a unique combination of tissue-based biomarker validation and assay development with Definiens Cognition Network Technology® for image analysis and data mining more

NewLeaf Symbiotics Appoints VP for Research and Discovery
| ST. LOUIS, MO, UNITED STATES - Jul 19, 2016 - NewLeaf Symbiotics, announced today the appointment of Dr. Janne Kerovuo as Vice President for Research and Discovery more

Danforth Plant Science Center and Valent BioSciences will Collaborate in Unique Root Science Initiative
| ST. LOUIS, MO, UNITED STATES - Jul 12, 2016 - Valent BioSciences Corporation (VBC) and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center today announced the finalization of a multi-year, Master Cooperation Agreement in the area of root science and the rhizosphere more

Crop Roots Enact Austerity Measures During Drought to Bank Water
| ST. LOUIS, UNITED STATES - Jul 11, 2016 - With a growing world population and a changing climate, understanding how agriculturally important plants respond to drought is crucial more

Siemens Investment Accelerates Launch of Riffyn’s Ground-breaking R&D Design Software
| OAKLAND, CA, UNITED STATES - Jul 8, 2016 - Riffyn, Inc. announces an investment by Siemens Venture Capital to accelerate the launch of its cloud-based research process design software more

Recipharm appoints new General Manager in Research Triangle Park, USA
| RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - Jul 7, 2016 - Recipharm, the contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO), has appointed Ann Flodin as General Manager of its wholly owned new subsidiary Recipharm Laboratories Inc more

Non-profit Research Accelerator SAVE JON Relaunches as Curable
| PITTSBURGH, PA - Jul 6, 2016 - SAVE JON, a non-profit research accelerator that applies engineering approaches to medicine, today announced that it is relaunching as Curable more

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