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City officials last week began reviewing the request to rezone land north of Beal's One Kendall Square mixed-use complex into a separate project featuring more lab and other commercial uses, and less residential space, than the city now allows.

News Scan: Mar 13, 2009

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CompuCyte, Children's Hospital Boston, US Senate, National Institutes of Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Empire State Stem Cell Board, MDS, Caliper Life Sciences, CHDI, GlobalStem, ADMEcell, Advancell

Pairings: Mar 11, 2009

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Joshua LaBaer, Al Luderer

The company is looking to differentiate itself from other players in the miRNA array market — such as Agilent Technologies, Life Technologies, Exiqon, and Febit — by stressing the "quality, performance, and affordability" of its OneArray platform.

Funding Update for Mar 10, 2009

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NIH Array-Related Grants Awarded Dec. 23, 2008 — March 10, 2009

A Harvard research team used a mathematical method to predict how variation remains to be discovered in genomes within different human populations.

Obama Ends hESC Research Restrictions, Connecticut Innovations, Helix Therapeutics, Canadian Forest Nanoproducts Network, Québec Consortium for Drug Discovery, Wisconsin Opportunity Grants, Wisconsin Emerging Industries Skills Partnership, Qatar Science & Technology Park

The deal brings to six the number of academic institutions from which Fate has licensed IP related to using small molecules to induce pluripotency in stem cells for therapeutic effect, drug discovery, and matched cell-replacement therapies.

Using gene expression and copy number analyses of dozens of endometrial cancers, an international research team has turned up characteristic expression profiles and gene amplifications linked to poor outcomes.

Both the project and the service are designed to offer cancer patients detailed information about their tumor at a timescale that can help their physicians tailor treatments. However, some experts say the results will not benefit many patients today.

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A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.

US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.