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For those interested in general salary and work trends in our industry, GenomeWebpublished their 10th annual salary survey. They include a graph of median salaries in different regions from Researcher to VP of R&D and one that shows median salaries by title, gender and experience. Christie Rizk, assistant editor at Genome Technology does a good job summarizing trends and the article is definitely worth a read.

Recently I spent a highly energizing evening at the MIT Enterprise Forum in an Innovations Series Event called “The Future ofthe Personal Genome.”  Kevin Davies, Editor-in-Chief of Bio-IT World, moderated a panel of four leaders in the personal genome world: Colin Hill, CEO of GNS Healthcare, Mike Pellini, CEO of Foundation Medicine, George Church of the Personal Genome Project, and Jamie Heywood, Chairman of PatientsLikeMe. Topics included everything from how to spur the public to see the benefit in personal genome sequencing to how...

There’s never a better way to kick off a new year than to join the mobs descending on San Francisco for the annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference — especially after a year that saw its ups and downs. The place was teeming with investors trying hard not to think of the European financial situation; with companies in search of funding; with industry leaders, insiders and observers of all stripes. And every one of them networking furiously. It’s biotech’s version of mass speed dating. At JP Morgan, if you don’t have an invite, you can s...

Time to appreciate some of the incremental advances and ideas that together will usher in the age of personalized medicine. Favorite thing by favorite thing — that’s how the world changes. So move over Julie Andrews.

Research-wise, a major favorite thing is seeing a real step in making gene therapy actually work – a decades-long dream for many of us. Looks like British scientists have had preliminary success in treating Hemophilia B by injecting patients with the correct form of a defective gene. This is exciting news (in time for the...

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