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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.

CNBC reports that Amazon invested in the startup Grail as it sees an opportunity for its cloud computing company in genomics.

Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.

Lawrence Krauss writes at Slate that science is needed for good public policy and should not be ignored.

In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.