Wayne Cowens, NanoString Technologies' chief medical officer, has passed away at the age of 67, the company announced last week.

Prior to joining NanoString in 2011, Cowens held senior positions at Genomic Health, Chiron, and Ribozyme Pharmaceuticals, the company said.

While NanoString searches for a new chief medical officer, the firm has put together a team to handle medical affairs, as well as to support regulatory and product development efforts.

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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.

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