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Bill Gates and Nathan Myhrvold to Keynote Institute for Systems Biology´s 2008 Annual Symposium

November 5, 2007

SEATTLE, WA – November 5, 2007 – The Institute for Systems Biology announces that Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and chairman of Microsoft Corporation and Nathan Myhrvold, PhD, president and CEO of Intellectual Ventures, will serve as keynote speakers for the 7th Annual Institute for Systems Biology International Symposium.

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Leroy Hood Achieves Scientific Grand Slam

September 25, 2007

SEATTLE, WA – September 25, 2007 – Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph. D, president of the Institute for Systems Biology, is being inducted into the National Academy of Engineering on Sept. 30 in Washington D.C., making him one of only seven individuals currently elected to three National Academies—the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Science and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

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The Institute for Systems Biology Receives a $721,000 K-12 Science Education Grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

June 21, 2007

SEATTLE -- June 21, 2007 -- The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) has received a five-year, $721,000 grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The Center for Inquiry Science (CIS) at ISB will use the grant to collaborate with the Renton Schools in training the district's K-5 professional development staff in the systems approach to science. CIS is the education arm of the non-profit ISB.

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Researchers Announce Model for Predicting Outcomes of Multi-gene Interactions

March 27, 2007

SEATTLE -- March 27, 2007 -- Researchers at the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) have developed new techniques to predict how mutating gene combinations impact the ability of yeast cells to respond to environmental stress. The research, published today in Molecular Systems Biology, could lead to advances in the understanding and treatment of human disease, because most illnesses result from the interaction of multiple genes rather than the action or mutation of a single gene.

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