BioSeek this week said that Amylin Pharmaceuticals has bought a $10 million stake in the company, and that the firms have penned a joint research collaboration to discover and develop treatments for inflammatory conditions.
 
Encouraged by the success of its previous collaboration with BioSeek, Amylin would like to help the company evolve from a fee-for-service shop into a drug discovery company, according to Michael Hanley, vice president of discovery research for Amylin.
 

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

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