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Illumina expanding, with San Diego’s help

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 15th, 2014 .
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Genome sequencing giant Illumina, San Diego’s biggest biotech, is getting bigger.

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Hera Therapeutics Raises $1.1M in Equity Financing

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 14th, 2014 .
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Hera Therapeutics Inc., a biotech startup operating in the Janssen Labs incubator, has raised $1.1 million in equity financing from 14 investors, according to a July 9 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Illumina hires biotech veteran Tina Nova

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 14th, 2014 .
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Former Genoptix CEO, Hybritech scientist, named to oncology business.

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Friends Are the Family You Choose: Genome-Wide Analysis Reveals Genetic Similarities Among Friends

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 14th, 2014 .
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If you consider your friends family, you may be on to something. A study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University finds that friends who are not biologically related still resemble each oth…

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Parkinson’s stem cell effort holds fundraiser

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 14th, 2014 .
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Supporters gathered at the home of Jeffrey Strauss, owner of Pamplemousse Grille.

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Stealth Mode is the New Sweet Spot for Some Biotechs

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 14th, 2014 .
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This post was co-authored by Sultan Meghji. In biotech’s early days, telling a story to a wide audience used to be part of the path to success. Founders would share a compelling early narrative to…

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In Memoriam: Janet R. “Jean” Kellogg (1917–2014)

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 14th, 2014 .
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Janet R. “Jean” Kellogg and her husband, W. Keith Kellogg II, were generous supporters of TSRI.

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Team Sheds New Light on Nerve Cell Growth

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 14th, 2014 .
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Assistant Professor Brock Grill and his team make progress on unraveling complex processes within the developing brain.

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State-of-the-Art Electron Microscope Opens New Vistas for TSRI Researchers

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 14th, 2014 .
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Already world leaders in electron microscopy, researchers at TSRI are using two new microscopes as part of an advanced microscopy suite to study molecules involved in diseases from cancer to AIDS.

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Scientists Uncover New Compounds that Could Affect Circadian Rhythm

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 14th, 2014 .
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Compounds from the Kojetin lab could be developed as chemical probes to uncover new therapeutic approaches to disorders including diabetes and obesity.

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