National Volunteer Month: Honoring HudsonAlpha “Partners of Progress”

April 27, 2015

April is National Volunteer Month, a time of the year to appreciate those who donate their time and effort to make the world a better place and also encourage others to do the same. Individuals do just that all through the year at HudsonAlpha. HudsonAlpha volunteers are called “Partners of […]

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DNA Day 2015 GeneChat

April 21, 2015

In celebration of DNA Day 2015, HudsonAlpha invites you to join us for a special Twitter #GeneChat! Friday, April 24, 2015 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. HudsonAlpha’s Educational Outreach team will be taking over the @HudsonAlpha Twitter account to answer questions on the following topics: • Genomics and Healthcare • Careers […]

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HudsonAlpha companies share insights on entrepreneurship in Huntsville

April 17, 2015

In the crowded standing-room-only Chan Auditorium March 16, 2015, the chief executives from three successful associate companies at the HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology shared some of the secrets of their entrepreneurial success. “Huntsville is very open to entrepreneurs,” said Conversant Bio co-founder and CEO Marshall Schreeder at the “Business of […]

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Genetic Sequencing Paves Way Toward Preventing, Treating Disease

April 14, 2015

By Dana Talesnik National Institutes of Health A mile-long park with intertwining sidewalks winds through the campus of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama. The double helix-shaped path is a fitting centerpiece for the research institute, flanked by biotech companies, which together strive to understand genomic pathways and […]

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One-millionth download of iCell app

April 10, 2015

Huntsville, Ala. — More than one million teachers and students worldwide have explored inside virtual cells using the HudsonAlpha iCell app. The number of downloads has doubled each year since its creation, and iCell achieved its one-millionth download, March 8, 2015. Released in 2010, iCell is an interactive simulation that […]

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Howard Jacob to Join HudsonAlpha

April 7, 2015

HudsonAlpha today announced the appointment of renowned clinical genomics expert Howard Jacob, Ph.D., as Executive Vice President for Medical Genomics and Chief Medical Genomics Officer. Jacob’s 25 years of genetic sequencing experience bolsters HudsonAlpha’s roster of expert researchers and supports the Institute’s mission to bridge laboratory discoveries to medical improvements […]

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HudsonAlpha Alumni Association established

April 2, 2015

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has established the HudsonAlpha Alumni Association as a way for individuals to delve deeper into genomics and become part of a community that is working to create a healthier, more sustainable world through biotechnology. On the evening of March 31, 2015, new members gathered on […]

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Putting personalized medicine to the test

March 19, 2015

By Matt Windsor | UAB Mix Blog Long before scientists sequenced the human genome, or even understood the inner workings of DNA, clinicians were practicing personalized medicine. As Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., and Harold Varmus, M.D., pointed out in February in the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors have been testing patients’ […]

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New study finds animals with black skin, fur are not black by chance

March 18, 2015

Animals with black skin or fur are not black by chance, suggests new research, but because the dark coloration helps them live longer. The finding adds to the growing body of evidence that black coloration isn’t just a product of genetic drift — happenstance in the course of evolution. The […]

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Women’s History Month: Honoring Rosalind Franklin and Barbara McClintock

March 16, 2015

Since 1987, the U.S. has observed Women’s History Month every March to celebrate women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. There is also a great deal of historical women who have contributed to the world of science. At the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, scientists are exploring and growing the knowledge […]

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