Jackson Laboratory has reached an agreement to start a personalized medicine center with USF and other partners, but Sarasota County voters still need to approve the funding.

Qiagen will now sell its products directly to customers in the country rather than using distribution partners.

Jackson Lab insisted in a statement that it intends to proceed with the project, explaining that despite the withdrawal it "will work with newly elected Florida Gov. Rick Scott to align the project with his goals for growing the state's economy."

DKFZ says it wants to implement new programs in cancer stem cell research, cancer genome sequencing, neuro-oncology, and cancer epidemiology.

The Single Cell Genomics Center, part of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, will relocate from its current space to the East Boothbay, Me., campus that will eventually house all of the laboratory's operations.

The firm opened two new offices: an Americas headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., and a Government Sector Branch in Germantown, Md.

The institute would occupy a commercial development now under review by city officials. The Broad now occupies space in three buildings, and later this month will move into a fourth.

BGI will recruit between 20 and 50 people during the first year of the Copenhagen HQ — to be called BGI Europe — then establish a sequencing platform allowing for the additional hiring of between 50 and 100 people.


Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.