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G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics: 5 (8)

Achieving high-sensitivity for clinical applications using augmented exome sequencing

For each platform, error rates and accuracy are presented in terms of the interval tested, which consists of high-confident variant loci within the …

East Coast Biotech Roundup: PrecisionFDA, Avitide, Foresight & More

It’s official: the mid-summer doldrums are here. Biotech news emerged in dribs and drabs on the East Coast this week, and investors gnashed their …

Aimmune Prices Upsized $160M IPO, Climbs Higher in Debut

Aimmune Therapeutics is capping a year of positive news with a larger-than-expected initial public offering.<p>The company raised $160 million late …

Metacrine Raises $36M in VC Funding, Focuses on Metabolic Diseases

Metacrine, a new San Diego biotech, says today it has raised $36 million in Series A financing to advance two new classes of drugs that could be used …

Judge Orders USC to Restore Control of Alzheimer’s Study to UCSD

[<i>Updated, 8:25 am PT, with court document</i>] A San Diego judge yesterday ordered the University of Southern California and a prominent Alzheimer’s …

USC Countersues UCSD as Fight Over Alzheimer’s Study Intensifies

[<i>Updated 8/3/15 1:25 pm. See below.</i>] The short path to a resolution in the dispute between UC San Diego and the University of Southern California …

Shire Snaps up New York’s Foresight Bio in $300M Pink Eye Deal

How much is a new treatment for pink eye worth? For one on the verge of Phase 3 testing, about $300 million.<p>That’s the figure Shire, the Ireland and …

WITS(MD) Raises $1.6M to Securely Share Medical Images on Smartphones

The smartphone is starting to play a bigger role in healthcare. Doctors are using mobile devices for everything from accessing electronic health …

Humans LOST DNA as they evolved: Early species had the equivalent of thousands more genes than we do now

Humankind likes to believe it sits at the top of the evolutionary tree because of its complexity, but our success may be down to us actually losing …

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Blood hormone restores youthful hearts to old mice

Protein relieves age-related stiffening and thickening of cardiac muscle.<p>Researchers have identified a blood hormone that makes ageing hearts in mice …

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