Roche's new translational research center will be housed in Manhattan, reports Pharmalot. In June, the company announced that it was closing its Nutley, NJ, site and was laying off 1,000 workers while also planning to open a smaller translational clinical research center.
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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.
Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.
In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.