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Proteomics firm Cellzome said this week it has won more than €2.3 million ($3.1 million) in grants funding its participation in three separate research projects.

Plasticell has developed "serum-free protocols that direct the differentiation of Stemnion's stem cells into hard-to-obtain lineages."

Plasticell has formed a spinout called Progenitor Labs, which will focus on regenerative drug discovery.

The British stem cell research tools firm plans to use the funds to expand its business development and marketing activities.

The collaboration involves using Sigma-Aldrich's CompoZr zinc finger nuclease technology and Plasticell's CombiCult high-throughput screening system.

In Science this week: gene flow between ancient chimpanzees and bonobos, and more.

A startup wants to match customers to wine based on their DNA and one critic calls the idea 'silly,' Stat News reports.

Researchers trace the origins of brown rats using genetic analysis to China, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genetic history of HIV in the US, and more.