Remedy Informatics said this week that the Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, the investment arm of pharmaceutical giant Merck, has invested about $6 million in growth capital in the company.

The investment gives Merck a seat on Remedy’s board of directors and the opportunity for additional investments in the future, Remedy said.

The capital from Merck “will fuel our growth here in the US and our expansion into Europe and Latin America," Gary Kennedy, Remedy’s founder and CEO, said in a statement.

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The US National Institutes of Health has developed guidelines to gauge whether frail chimpanzees are healthy enough to be moved to a retirement sanctuary.

Osamu Shimomura, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on green fluorescent protein, has died.

In PLOS this week: analytical approach for finding new genetic associations, analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes-infecting viruses, and more.

Stat News reports that the head of IBM Watson Health is leaving her post.

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