Research Triangle Park, NC-based Norak Biosciences said this week that it has changed its name to Xsira Pharmaceuticals to reflect its transition from a platform technology company to a product development company.

As part of the change, Norak is also selling all aspects of its business related to Transfluor, its flagship fluorescent assay technology for screening GPCR receptors.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

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