Friday, August 29, 2014

Quick links

From Science: Genome sequencing from patient samples reveals how the Ebola virus spread in Sierra Leone, mutating along the way. Sadly, some authors who contributed to the study died after being infected with the virus.

From FT.com: 'Tis the season for big-money buys in the pharma sector.

From Forbes: How Illumina became the leader in genome sequencing technology.

From Nature: The RIKEN research centre at the centre of the recent stem cell scandal (see here) is going to be renamed and downsized, after researchers around the world protested the initial plan of closing it down altogether. Throwing the baby out with the bathwater, perhaps?

From MarketWatch: XPRIZE announces the 10 finalists for the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE. The Tricorder is meant to be a small, personal medicine device that fits in the palm of your hand, capable of monitoring your health parameters and instantly diagnosing selected illnesses. To learn more, see here.

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