News Outlet:The Huntsville Times, al.com
Date published:June 17, 2013
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Instead of freezing the market for new genetic products, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that genes cannot be patented will "bring many more creative minds" to genomic research, the head of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology said Monday. Genes cannot be patented now, Dr. Rick Myers said, but new drugs, tests and technologies based on DNA research can be. It will be easier for innovators to generate those new products, Myers said, without having to deal with company patents on the genes needed for their work.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – HudsonAlpha’s iCell is now fully available on the Windows 8 platform, potentially reaching an audience of more than 4 million Windows 8 users worldwide. The new Microsoft system features easier-to-open apps for tablets and PCs, making iCell easier to access on Windows 8 devices.
“It simplifies the process of being able to use the iCell application,” said Adam Hott, Ed.D., coordinator of educational outreach. “This makes iCell more accessible and puts it in the hands of users more efficiently.”
News Outlet:PR Newswire
Date published:January 16, 2013
NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2013 -- As part of the recent Plant and Animal Genomic Conference held in San Diego, Calif., Dr. Don Jones of Cotton Incorporated presented the 2012 Cotton Biotechnology Award to five outstanding researchers that were instrumental in mapping the cotton genome. The diverse and talented team, composed of Dr. Andrew Paterson, Dr. Jonathan Wendel, Mr. Jeremy Schmutz, Dr. Dan Peterson and Dr. Dan Rokhsar, led the collaborative international effort to complete the first "gold standard" Gossypium genome sequence.