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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 UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.