Genome Designs

Genome Designs said this week that it has formed a partnership with SciDM Group, a bioinformatics tools developer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies this week said that it will invest $20 million in expanding its cell culture facility in Inchinnan, Scotland.

Researchers formerly with Argonne National Lab, the National Center for Biotechnology Information, Integrated Genomics, and Ariadne have founded a new startup that will focus on functional annotation of next-generation sequencing projects.

Life Technologies has appointed Ronnie Andrews as president of medical sciences. Previously, he served as CEO of Clarient, where he helped integrate the company when it was acquired by GE Healthcare.

The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.