NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies today announced a commercialization deal covering three stem cell technologies from Cellular Dynamics International for the consistent development and growth of human iPS cells for research and bioproduction.

Life Tech will commercialize CDI's Essential 8 Medium, Vitronectin, and Episomal iPSC Reprogramming Vectors, which together address several challenges associated with developing relevant cells, the Carlsbad, Calif.-based company said.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

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