Galena Biopharma

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Galena Biopharma and Leica Biosystems today announced a deal for the development of a companion diagnostic for Galena's therapeutic for breast cancer.

RXi Pharmaceuticals this week released its second-quarter financial results, posting a surge in losses tied to its spinout from former parent firm Galena Biopharma (GSN

Galena Biopharma said this week that it has taken the “final steps” to complete its planned spinout of RNAi subsidiary RXi Pharmaceuticals.

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

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

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.