Within every industry, there's an Apple or a GE, says Luke Timmerman at Xconomy"anchors" or "models of success" that other companies in that industry look up to. In biotech, that role has been filled by companies like Genentech and Genzyme, Timmerman adds, but because of buyouts and mergers in almost every regional cluster, the industry is losing its anchors.

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The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

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In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.