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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.

In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.

Arizona is planning to sue Theranos for "deceptive acts" and misrepresentations of its "capabilities and operation."

If confirmed as Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price says he will divest himself of certain holdings, according to Stat News.

Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize in 2007, has died, the New York Times reports.