Firefly BioWorks

Dale Levitzke has been appointed to vice president of global sales for life sciences at NanoString Technologies.

Firefly BioWorks has appointed University of Massachusetts Medical School researcher Victor Ambros to its scientific advisory board.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announced on Wednesday it has awarded Firefly BioWorks a $500,000 matching grant.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MicroRNA-based technology startup Firefly BioWorks has raised about $2 million in a private financing, which it plans to use to test its platform directed at cancer-related research.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute has awarded Firefly BioWorks a $2 million grant to further develop its microRNA assay, the Cambridge, Mass.-based company said Friday.

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A University of California, Los Angeles-led team has found turning off the CCR5 gene could improve recovery after a stroke, according to Scientific American.

South Dakota lawmakers are to weigh a bill aimed at teaching the strengths and weaknesses of scientific concepts, the Associated Press and KEVN-Black Hills Fox report.

In Science this week: the synthetic genetic system hachimoji, and more.

Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.