NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — EpiStem, a UK company focused on developing epithelial stem cells from human hair, said today it has partnered with AstraZeneca to conduct feasibility studies for a biomarker program that may help the drug developer in preclinical and clinical cancer drug studies.
 

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

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