NEW YORK, June 7 – LaunchCyte, a Pittsburgh-based life sciences incubator, announced Thursday two deals to develop and commercialize technologies developed at area universities.

Under the terms of one of the deals, LaunchCyte said that it had created a new company, Morewood Molecular, which has garnered the exclusive rights to commercialize a new proteomics technology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.

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