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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioFocus today said that it has signed an agreement to offer ChanTest's cell line library and Channel Panel profiling services.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roched has entered into an agreement with ChanTest to evaluate the safety of potential drug compounds.

ChanTest will develop non-clinical assays, databases, and computational models for assessing the risk of serious cardiac events associated with drug-induced QT prolongation.

Molecular Devices will also sell ChanTest's cell optimization services to Molecular Devices' customers worldwide using its PatchXpress 7000A, IonWorks Quattro, IonWorks Barracuda, and FLIPR Tetra systems.

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The acquisition will add ACS' GPCR capabilities to ChanTest's ion channel testing services and validated cell lines.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.