NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UBS Global Life Sciences Conference wrapped up today with a handful of 'omics-related life science firms presenting to investors. Below are summaries of their pitches.

Cepheid

CFO Andrew Miller reiterated previous company statements that the firm has 14 tests currently in development.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.