State and community leaders from two Michigan towns are calling a $330 million plan by the nation’s third-largest preclinical drug-testing company to add 3,300 jobs over five years a dawn of a new era for a regional life-sciences industry struggling to rebound from years of layoffs and cutbacks by local powerhouse Pfizer.
 

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

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