Stem Cell Sciences

StemCells said the restructuring will support the growth of the stem cell culture and cell-based assay platforms it inherited as part of its estimated $4.8 million acquisition of SCS in April.

The $4.4 million acquisition provides StemCells with cell-based drug discovery technologies.

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SCS' shareholders voted in favor of the nearly $5 million deal.

StemCells plans to invest in Stem Cell Sciences' operational facilities in Cambridge, UK, in order to provide cell-based assay services to the drug discovery industry there, according to SCS' CEO.

StemCells, which is focused on developing tissue-derived cellular products for therapeutic uses, gains cell-based drug discovery technologies through the $4.8 million deal.

Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.