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October 17, 2014

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2:53 PM | Legge di stabilità: confermato l’ecobonus sui grandi elettrodomestici.
Aires, il presidente butali: “la conferma dell’incentivo sosterrà i consumi e il settore. siamo soddisfatti” Read more →
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2:20 PM | Biotech Tweets of the Week (October 6-10)
A little late, but what a week it was! Enjoy this round-up of biotech-related tweets that captured the moment. Thanks as always to @23aloha for the lion's share of the curation duties. Featured tickers: $ARWR $BLUE $BMY $DRTX $GILD $KITE $PFE $SNSS $SRPT $ZIOP $IBB $XBI What's missing from brouhaha over drug pricing? Congress chose NOT to give the CMS negotiating power on prices. $PFE Kindler's last hurrah— Sally Church (@MaverickNY) October 6, 2014 Happy for […]
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1:45 PM | Friday SNPpets
Welcome to our Friday feature link collection: SNPpets. During the week we come across a lot of links and reads that we think are interesting, but don’t make it to a blog post. Here they are for your enjoyment… RT @dgmacarthur: ICYMI genomics types – this post by @chapmanb comparing variant calling methods is extremely […]
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12:35 PM | Right Turn: “Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful”
. I don’t disagree with that quote by educator and humanitarian Helen Keller, a woman who overcame her inability to see, hear and speak, and graduated from college in 1904. However, I’m extremely squeamish when it comes to eyes. Perhaps it started in grade 8 science class when we had to dissect a cow’s eye…?...Read more
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11:25 AM | Absolute Quantification of DNA Without the Standard Curve
Bio-Rad Laboratories is proud to announce the launch of new PrimePCR Assays for Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR™). This release expands Bio-Rad’s current offering of predesigned and fully wet-lab validated assays by an additional 100 assays for copy number variation (CNV) and 92 assays for mutation detection. Bio-Rad will also be adding 5,620 mutation detection assays […]
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11:13 AM | Baxter to launch HyQvia in US next week
The PID drug has been used in Europe for over a year
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10:09 AM | Biogen Idec launches online multiple sclerosis programme
MS Blueprint aims to help people with MS develop a personalised support plan
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10:07 AM | Boehringer's Ofev one of two drugs approved by FDA for rare lung disease
US regulator also gives the green light to Intermune's Esbriet
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9:59 AM | Sanofi to work with Immune Design on herpes vaccine
Both companies have separate vaccines in development but will pool resources
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9:56 AM | Charity forms to tackle resistance to antibiotics
Antibiotic Research UK hopes to development new drug in dive years
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8:28 AM | Your own personal genome project
I was chatting with a colleague at work who'd asked me if I know anywhere they could get their genome or exome sequenced. My genome has been sat in the freezer for over five years wanting to go onto a flow cell, but I've never been comfortable putting it on our own machines. I did get 23andMe'd a few years ago but they've closed the exome for now.Today there are many sequencing service providers across the world. Would any of them be open to a consumer led project? How many genomes/exomes would […]

October 16, 2014

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11:15 PM | New president for Spanish Society of Pharmacology
Maria Jesús Sanz is a professor of pharmacology at the University of Valencia
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8:12 PM | Awards recognise leading diabetes care in UK
QiC Diabetes celebrates work of NHS teams and individuals
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4:08 PM | Another Reason Freezing Employees’ Eggs is a Terrible Idea
Facebook and Apple’s decision to offer female employees a $20,000 benefit to freeze their eggs indicates a stunning disregard for the complexities of reproductive biology. The Center for Genetics and Society issued a news release that listed societal, technological, and biological … Continue reading »The post Another Reason Freezing Employees’ Eggs is a Terrible Idea appeared first on DNA Science Blog.
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12:55 PM | FDA Guidance Discusses UDI Labeling Requirements For Small Medical Device Manufacturers
A new guidance document intended to assist small medical device manufacturers is now available from the FDA. ‘Unique Device Identification System: Small Entity Compliance Guide” consists of a series of recommendations designed to help companies handle the requirements associated with the UDI system and Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID). The document is intended as ... continue reading
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12:20 PM | What’s The Answer? (transmembrane protein dbs)
Biostars is a site for asking, answering and discussing bioinformatics questions and issues. We are members of the community and find it very useful. Often questions and answers arise at Biostars that are germane to our readers (end users of genomics resources). Every Thursday we will be highlighting one of those items or discussions here […]
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11:15 AM | Biotech / Pharma / Drug Development Journal Watch
Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiotaSuez et al. Nature.Patient-Contributed Tumor Genetics Data: A Pathway to Better Drug DevelopmentBenita et al. AJMC.Reversion of advanced Ebola virus disease in nonhuman primates with ZMappQiu et al. Nature.Ice bucket challenge cash may help derisk ALS drug researchManasi Vaidya. Nature Medicine.Development of the clinical next-generation sequencing industry in a shifting policy climateCurnutte et al. Nature […]
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10:23 AM | Strong sales in breast cancer lift Roche revenues
New products Perjeta and Kadcyla lead growth
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10:13 AM | AbbVie board recommends dropping Shire deal
Tells stakeholders to vote against merger in light of new rules on corporate tax
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10:12 AM | AstraZeneca cements links with Cambridge University
Agrees a series of collaborations in areas such as Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis

October 15, 2014

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11:31 PM | Eisai launches online breast cancer resource
Website includes information on the disease, treatment options and side effects
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11:30 PM | Galapagos appoints Bart Filius as chief financial officer
He joins from Sanofi where he was CFO for Europe
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11:02 PM | Using video as part of a healthcare marketing strategy
Information and entertainment are not mutually exclusive in the moving image
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8:33 PM | Exercise benefit is in your genes
People who are unfit – who have low maximal oxygen consumption or low aerobic capacity – are at an increased risk for early death. Unfortunately, exercise won’t fix this for everybody. Some people become much fitter after endurance training, but 20% of us don’t respond at all. And how fit you are before training doesn’t […]
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4:41 PM | EMA expands adverse event reporting website
Opens it up to all nationally-authorised medicines
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3:40 PM | Choosing Your Subcloning Strategy
Before you begin your subcloning, you need to know: The restriction enzyme (RE) sites available for subcloning in your parent vector multiple cloning region (or in the insert if you need to digest the insert); the RE sites available in the destination vector multiple cloning region (MCR); and if these same sites also occur in […]
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3:00 PM | Artificial Transcription Factors – A new class of epigenetic drug
Aberrant epigenetic status resulting in dysregulation of gene expression is a hallmark of many cancers and other diseases. In the last decade, countless time and energy has been spent in efforts to develop drugs targeting DNA methylation and histone modifications. To date however, none of these epigenetic drugs are sequence ... The post Artificial Transcription Factors – A new class of epigenetic drug appeared first on EpiBeat.
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1:46 PM | Video Tip of the Week: MedGen, GTR, and ClinVar
The terrific folks at NCBI have been increasing their outreach with a series of webinars recently. I talked about one of them not too long ago, and I mentioned that when I found the whole webinar I’d highlight that. This recording is now available, and if you are interested in using these medical genetics resources, […]

Acland A., R. Agarwala, T. Barrett, J. Beck, D. A. Benson, C. Bollin, E. Bolton, S. H. Bryant, K. Canese, D. M. Church & K. Clark (2013). Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, Nucleic Acids Research, 42 (D1) D7-D17. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkt1146

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1:22 PM | 25 Hilarious Ig Nobel Prizes
The Ig Nobel Prize was established in the year 1990 to “celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people’s interest in science, medicine, and technology.” The official ceremony is a lot of fun and it is great to see serious scientists having a blast all in the name of science. In honor of […]
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10:40 AM | Rifiuti elettronici, cresce il riciclo dei piccoli elettrodomestici: +10%
Il consorzio Ecolight: «Nei primi nove mesi dell’anno è aumentata l’attenzione verso il corretto conferimento di cellulari, frullatori e pc, RAEE che sono difficili da intercettare. I dati dimostrano perciò che è cresciuta la sensibilità ambientale»Read more →
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