StemCells StemCells Seeks $20M in Stock Placement with Investors NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – StemCells today said that it intends to place common stock and warrants with two institutional investors with the aim of raising $20 million in gross proceeds. People in the News: Greg Schiffman, Sherri Bale, Hakon Hakonarson, Madhuri Hegde, and Others Premium Greg Schiffman will join StemCells as chief financial officer and executive vice president of finance in January. StemCells to Raise $5.7M in Private Placement The firm is placing 7 million shares with a private investment partnership. It has not stated its intended use for the proceeds. People in the News: Jun 10, 2010 Premium Scott Greer StemCells Closes Australian Facility in Wake of SCS Acquisition 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. Mar 6, 2009 StemCells to Acquire UK's Stem Cell Sciences for Up to $4.85M to Build Drug-Discovery Play Premium Mar 2, 2009 StemCells to Acquire Stem Cell Sciences for $4.8M Breaking News Verily Awarded CDC Contract for Wastewater Surveillance Genomic Health to Pay $32.5M to Resolve Cancer Test False Claims Allegations by DOJ Vela Diagnostics Inks Japan Distribution Agreement for HIV-1 Drug Resistance Tests Coronary Artery Calcification Contributors, Potential Drug Targets Found in Cross-Ancestry GWAS Max Planck Team Uses Spatial Single-Cell Proteomics Method to Analyze Hepatocyte Heterogeneity The Scan Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants. Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms. Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema. Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.