Ionis and Genuity Science announce agreement designed to rapidly translate genomic insights into therapeutics

Genuity Science’s approach combines high-quality, whole-genome sequence and deep phenotype data resulting in better definition of the underlying disease mechanisms. This approach, when coupled with Ionis’ proprietary antisense technology, has the potential to significantly expedite the drug development process through a more direct translation of targets into therapeutics.

Under terms of the multi-year collaboration, Genuity Science will receive a combination of upfront payments and development milestones, plus product royalties.  

“Ionis’ financial strength and the success of our validated antisense technology have positioned us to invest in new technologies that enhance our R&D capabilities,” said Brett P. Monia, Ph.D., chief executive officer of Ionis. “The collaboration with Genuity Science gives us the potential to significantly increase our discovery opportunities and better understand the complexities of human diseases based on genetics.”

“We are excited to collaborate with an innovative company like Ionis,” said Rob Brainin, chief executive officer of Genuity

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Microsoft may announce a new Surface Laptop tomorrow

Earlier this month, we caught wind that Microsoft was preparing a new, smaller Surface Laptop for later this year, reportedly with a 12.5-inch display. And now, two typically reliable sources are suggesting Microsoft will announce it tomorrow, October 1st.

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© Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

It’s called the Surface Laptop Go, according to WinFuture’s Roland Quandt, who spotted one listing with Windows 10 Pro that cost as little as €649 (roughly $750 USD), which sounds a good bit less expensive than the Surface Laptop 3’s starting price of $999. Quandt speculates that versions with Windows 10 Home might be priced even lower.


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It wouldn’t be the first Surface event in early October

WalkingCat, often reliable with Microsoft rumors, tweeted in mid-September that the company might host on either September 30th or October 1st to announce Surface devices, and Quandt says that tomorrow

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CRFS Announce World’s First Rugged 40GHz Spectrum Monitoring Receiver

CRFS, a global leader in RF spectrum monitoring, management, and geolocation solutions, has created the world’s first rugged, high-performance 40GHz RF receiver, the RFeye Node 100-40.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:

Rugged 40GHz RF receiver inside a weather proof enclosure (Graphic: Business Wire)

Users of the RF spectrum are looking at higher frequencies to address the ever-increasing demands on congested data and communications networks. Previously, frequencies over 18GHz have been under-utilized, but now 20, 30 and even 40GHz are being used. With a 40GHz frequency range and 100MHz instantaneous bandwidth, the RFeye Node 100-40 answers the needs of customers who are looking to monitor these higher frequencies, not just in the test lab, but in the real world.

“Having an RF receiver that is capable of picking up signals from 9kHz to 40GHz is essential for many customers looking at future spectrum usage, in

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Enthused by G.O.P. Support, Trump Says He Will Announce Supreme Court Pick on Saturday

Here’s what you need to know:

Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times

President Trump told supporters in Pennsylvania that he had not realized how much voters care about Supreme Court nominations, and he thanked Senator Mitt Romney of Utah for supporting his position on a nomination before the November election.

“The appointment of a United States Supreme Court justice was much more important to the voters than I thought,” Mr. Trump said. “And they’re right, because they will set policy for 50 years. They’ll set policy — whether it’s life, whether it’s Second Amendment.”

Addressing an enthusiastic crowd of supporters outdoors at Pittsburgh International Airport, Mr. Trump vowed that he would “pick an incredible and brilliant woman,” and told them to “watch the abuse that she will take” from his critics after his announcement, which he said would

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Samsung may announce the Galaxy F41 smartphone tomorrow

For about a week now, rumors have been circulating that Samsung is going to unveil a new Galaxy F-series smartphone in the near future. Various news articles have claimed that the first Galaxy F-series smartphone may be called the Galaxy F41.

Samsung may announce the Galaxy F41 smartphone tomorrow

Today, confirmation of the imminent release of the smartphone was provided by the website of the Indian chain of stores Flipkart. A special page dedicated to the new smartphone has appeared on the site. So far, it contains brief technical specifications of the device, but the site also hints that Samsung may announce the new product tomorrow. Probably, at the start of sales, the F line will be exclusive to Flipkart.

Recently, the Galaxy F41 has appeared on the Google Play Console and on the Geekbench benchmark website, which has revealed some of its key characteristics.

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The Galaxy F41 is expected

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Microsoft And Shell Announce New Partnership To Use Artificial Intelligence And Tech To Reduce Carbon Emissions

Tackling carbon emissions is one of the biggest challenges faced by the world today. For big business, this means making a strategic and managed move towards increasing the use of renewable energy sources, as well as creating efficiencies across all aspects of their operations.

It’s a difficult task to manage alone, even for an enterprise on the scale of tech giant Microsoft or energy titan Shell. But working together creates new possibilities that go further than what it is likely they could accomplish individually. Beyond meeting their own zero-carbon commitments, there’s the opportunity to help other companies within their vast ecosystems of customers and suppliers to meet their environmental and safety goals, too.

This was the topic of a conversation I had this week with Judson Althoff, Microsoft’s executive vice

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