GTO recommends the first few paragraphs of this story from the San Francisco Chronicle, which covers Ernst & Young's recent report on the biotech industry. "Financing from all sources topped $21.3 billion for U.S. biotech companies in 2007, and the $5.5 billion contributed by venture capital firms beat the record set in the heady year of 2000," according to the article.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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