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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.

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.