Stem Cell Innovations and the non-profit High Q Foundation this week said they plan to use SCI’s human pluripotent stem cells to develop Huntington's disease-specific cell systems for drug discovery.
 
Under the terms of the two-year alliance, Houston-based SCI will receive up to $1.1 million from the foundation for reaching certain undisclosed milestones. The company also said it has the right to further use, develop, and commercialize the cell systems resulting from the partnership.
 

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.