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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Courtagen Life Sciences has raised $8 million in equity funding, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing on Friday.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson announced the latest round of winners of its BD Biosciences Research Grant Program. Winners will receive $10,000 worth of research reagents for their projects.

Grace Bio-Labs will sell the Path slides directly from its website and through a distribution agreement with Sigma-Aldrich, which also distributes other Grace Bio-Labs products.

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Avantra will identify biomarkers of interest, and MedTrust will engage oncologists in online discussions that will validate the role of different panels in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment efficacy.

Wayne Cowens joined NanoString from Genomic Health this week, while Roche proposed new members for its board of directors, and BioNanomatrix hired Erik Holmlin as its new CEO; and more.

The shipments mark the culimination of a long journey back to market for the platform, which was purchased along with the other assets of defunct firm Decision Biomarkers by Courtagen Capital Group in December 2009.

In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.

Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.

Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.

In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.