$100 Million Gift for the New York Genome Center Thursday, January 21, 2016 The New York Genome Center (NYGC) has announced a combined $100 million gift from the Simons Foundation and from The Carson Family Charitable Trust. Protagen AG Joins RA-MAP Consortium Thursday, January 21, 2016 Protagen AG, a company concerned with the development of advanced diagnostic tools to address some of the most severe autoimmune diseases, has announced that it will join the RA-MAP Consortium. Donor's Genotype Controls the Differentiation of IPS Cells Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Pluripotent stem cells derived from different cell types are equally susceptible to reprogramming, indicates a recent study by the University of Helsinki and the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland. However, the genotype of the donor strongly influences the differentiation of the stem cell.Amarantus to Merge Diagnostics Unit with Avant Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Amarantus Bioscience Holdings and Avant Diagnostics have announced they have entered into a Letter of Intent (the "LOI") to merge an Amarantus wholly-owned subsidiary, Amarantus Diagnostics, into Avant Diagnostics. Odor Biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease Friday, January 15, 2016 A new study from the Monell Center, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and collaborating institutions reports a uniquely identifiable odor signature from mouse models of Alzheimer's disease.Why Do Some Infections Persist? Friday, January 15, 2016 In preparing for the possibility of an antibiotic onslaught, some bacterial cultures adopt an all-for-one/one-for-all strategy that would make a socialist proud, University of Vermont researchers have found. NIH Genome Sequencing Program Targets the Genomic Bases of Common, Rare Disease Friday, January 15, 2016 The National Institutes of Health will fund a set of genome sequencing and analysis centers whose research will focus on understanding the genomic bases of common and rare human diseases. icometrix Raises Over € 2M to Boost the Use of MSmetrix Thursday, January 14, 2016 icometrix, the fast growing imaging biomarker company has closed a financing round of over €2 million.MedImmune, UCSF Launch Collaboration Thursday, January 14, 2016 Top scientists partner to research the progression and biology of RIA diseases.