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The JV will be based in London with operations in Cambridge, Massachusetts and will develop new treatments for blood disorders, blindness, and congenital heart disease.

The deal expands one reached in 2013 to discover and develop therapeutic agents targeting cancer genome alterations. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Finland-based bioinformatics firm MediSapiens said this week that it is ramping up its US operations, including moving its East Cost subsidiary to a bigger office space in Cambridge, Mass., preparing to launch a new website, and planning to hire new staff, most likely in bu

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – MediSapiens has announced that it will provide its software solution, dubbed the Integrated Genomics Platform, to Bayer Healthcare.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cenix Biosciences this week announced that it has signed an agreement to provide RNAi-based high-content screening services to Germany's Bayer Pharma.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A consortium of European research institutions and private partners will use €5.3 million ($7.4 million) in funding to develop a microfluidics-based lab-on-a-chip device to identify and measure the concentration of circulating tumor cells in blood, one of the partners,

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche's Ventana Medical Systems today announced an extension of an agreement to develop companion diagnostics for Bayer Pharma's targeted therapy projects.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bayer today said that its Bayer HealthCare business has joined the non-profit Structural Genomics Consortium.

When Japan's Sysmex disclosed two weeks ago that it had acquired molecular diagnostics services firm Inostics and flow cytometry specialist Partec, it noted that the purchases were designed to aid its foray into personalized medicine and companion diagnostics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bayer Technology Services today said it and RWTH Aachen University in Germany have collaborated to form the Joint Research Center on Computational Biomedicine.

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In a letter, about two dozen researchers criticize the World Health Organization investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and call for a new inquiry, the Wall Street Journal reports.

National Geographic reports that nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.

Janet Woodcock, the acting commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, speaks with NPR about SARS-CoV-2 testing and vaccines in the US.

In Science this week: genetic study of kidney fibrosis implicates the SOX9-NAV3-YAP1 axis.