Boost For Systems Biology

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer notes new funding for the Institute for Systems Biology, an organization we've discussed previously. "The Institute for Systems Biology has received grants worth $13 million to recruit faculty and support research that could extend a person's life ... The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has issued a $10 million challenge grant of which ISB has already received $2 million. Amgen, the biotechnology company, has contributed $3 million. ... To receive the remaining money from the Gates Foundation, ISB will need to raise additional funds. Hood envisions a new type of medicine, which is based on DNA mapping, blood analysis, technology and prevention that could extend a person's life by 10 to 20 years."

Link: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/245227_isb20.html

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