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NEW YORK — Empirico said on Thursday that it has formed a drug discovery alliance with antisense therapeutics firm Ionis Pharmaceuticals.

As part of the deal, Ionis has taken a $10 million stake in Empirico, which also announced the close of a $17 million Series A-2 financing round.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.

Feb
20
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This webinar will discuss the use of 3’ mRNA sequencing to reduce the cost of gene expression studies on Illumina NGS systems.