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Aridhia announces expansion as it unveils digital platform in major Netherlands university medical centre

A Scottish clinical and translational informatics company has announced it is part of a consortium selected to deliver a digital research environment based on its AnalytiXagility informatics platform to one of the Netherland’s most prestigious university medical centres, with the aim of facilitating biomedical research on an unprecedented scale. The consortium, incorporating Aridhia, ICT service provider Vancis, and clinical datasets …

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NIH funds biobank to support Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

As part of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), the National Institutes of Health will award $142 million over five years to the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, to establish the world’s largest research-cohort biobank for the PMI Cohort Program, a longitudinal research study which aims to enroll 1 million or more U.S. participants to advance precision medicine. The award will …

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HudsonAlpha Foundation establishes neurological disease research fund

Huntsville, Ala. — The HudsonAlpha Foundation has established the Memory and Mobility (M&M) Fund for neurological disease research. The M&M fund will support HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology’s current and future neurological disease research. The first project will be to sequence the genomes of 1,500 patients with Alzheimer and Alzheimer-related dementia. “We have an unprecedented opportunity to access this data set …