Sialix

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Sialix said this week that it has raised an additional $2 million as part of its Series B round, bringing the total raised to $6 million.

Biognosys this week named Patrick Plewman as its new CEO, taking over from Oliver Rinner, who is now the company's chief scientific officer.

Alex Bateman is joining the European Bioinformatics Institute as head of protein sequence resources, replacing Rolf Apweiler.

Sialix this week appointed Norrie Russell president and CEO – a newly established full-time position at the company.

The company, which has licensed intellectual property related to use of the auto-antibodies from UCSD, aims to develop the diagnostics first as CLIA-based tests and ultimately in a microarray format available to physicians.

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.