Swedish biotech SymCel has signed on a new beta-tester at an undisclosed company for its calorimetry-based live-cell screening device, its third overall beta placement and first at a commercial entity, the company's CEO told CBA News last week.

A parallel development to the increasing interest in high-content cellular-imaging has been a decidedly simpler approach to live-cell screening using label-free technology, most of which measures physical cellular characteristics to determine general cell health, and in some cases, specific compound effects.

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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.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.