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2012 ISB Highlights

December 31, 2012

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Dr. Lee Hood raises a Starbucks to toast his receiving the
National Medal of Science.

2012 was a busy year for ISB! Here's a baker's dozen of highlights from our year. Thank you for your support and happy new year!

MARCH -- Dr. Lee Hood appeared in the NOVA special "Cracking Your Genetic Code." link

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National Academy of Inventors 2012 Charter Fellow: Dr. Lee Hood

December 18, 2012

This is the press release from the National Academy of Inventors:

 

National Academy of Inventors announces 2012 NAI Charter Fellows

98 academic inventors and innovators elected to high honor

TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2012)—The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 98 innovators to NAI Charter Fellow status, representing 54 prestigious research universities and non-profit research institutes.

Together, the new Fellows hold more than 3,200 U.S. patents.

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How Systems Biology Can Help Improve 'Green Crude' - aka Algae Fuel

November 1, 2012

Sapphire Energy and ISB today announced a partnership that will lead to exciting discoveries in commercial algae fuel production. You can read the release here. But to hear directly from Dr. Nitin Baliga, who is ISB's Director for Integrative Biology, on why this partnership is unique, watch this short interview:

 

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ISB Co-Authored Nature Paper Featured in the New York Times

July 19, 2012

The Ilya Shmulevich Group at ISB has been participating in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project as a Genome Data Analysis Center.

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ISB Featured in Google I/O Conference Keynote

June 28, 2012

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(Image from Ars Technica live blog.)

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(Shmulevich Lab group members watching at ISB.)

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Seattle Times: Cool Jobs Featuring ISB Scientist Karlyn Beer

June 13, 2012

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Karlyn Beer, one of our grad students who works in Nitin Baliga's Lab, was featured in the Seattle Times' "Cool Jobs" section. An excerpt is below. See the full story here.

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ISB Receives LEED Platinum Certification for Green Design

April 11, 2012

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Stats for ISB's building, which is located in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle.

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Dr. Leroy Hood Talks P4 at Inova Fairfax Hospital

March 29, 2012

Dr. Leroy Hood spoke at Inova Fairfox Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, on March 27. His talk focused on P4 medicine. The Washington Business Journal covered the event. The following video is courtesy of Inova.

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Genome Ethics

March 28, 2012

The Health and Human Service human research regulations are being revised. Scientists' input on whole genome sequencing data may shape the future of research. It's great that the article below says that change is "imminent."

Here's an article that describes the issue:

DNA Mapped in a Day Prompts U.S. Review of Genome Ethics

And here's a document from the Department of Health and Human Services:

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New York Times Story About Gates Foundation Office Design Resonates

March 19, 2012

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(A commons space at ISB, where the design is open to allow for collaboration.)

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