Plasticell

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.

A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.