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 New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.