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The partners are planning a joint research center at Providence Health Care's St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver and a center of excellence in China.

Deloitte said this week that it is now a gold-level sponsor of the TranSMART Foundation and that as part of its sponsorship, Brett Davis, a principal with Deloitte Consulting and general manager of Deloitte Health Informatics, will join the foundation's board of directors.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Deloitte Consulting late on Tuesday announced it has acquired Recombinant Data for an undisclosed amount.

The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences will collaborate with Deloitte's life sciences consulting branch to develop its strategic plans for working with investors, companies, universities, and government.

A report from Deloitte Consulting also said the Council must help life-sci businesses find capital, equipment discounts, legal advice, trained workers, and clout with state and federal officials.

The public-private BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota said the state should develop clusters in animal health, food, biofuel/renewable energy, and renewable materials capable of competing with other states.

The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.