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Google Ventures, formed back in March, has made its first investment into a biotech company, according to Fierce Biotech. The company invested about $13 million into antibody start-up Adimabm, which uses computational approaches to develop its antibody library. Google Venture plans to invest $100 million in biotech in the coming year.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

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Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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