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HHMI and University of Washington researcher Evan Eichler led a team of researchers who found evidence suggesting a gene called IRGM became a pseudogene in the ancestor of monkeys and apes before being resurrected in the human-great ape lineage.

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.

An American research team argues that preferentially sequencing smaller invertebrate genomes skews scientists' view of genome structure and neglects information about regulatory and other regions in those large genomes.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers launched its Stop Biotech Looting campaign last week after learning that subcontractors have been hiring non-union workers over the past year on a half-dozen projects for Boston-area life-sci giants.

Thomas Cech, Jeffery Vick

Battelle Ventures, MIT, Hepragen, Wayne State University, Defyrus, UK Ministry of Defence, Columbia U, Intelligent Bio-Systems, Kauffman Foundation

The technique, called interferometric photoactivated localization microscopy, or iPALM, can locate fluorescent labels in images within 10 nm to 20 nm, according to a Janelia Farm official.

Gary Gilliland, Stephen Friend

Lai Named SVP of R&D at Gen-Probe, Jorge Leon Joins ParagonDx SAB, Strategic Diagnostics Hires Two Execs, and More.

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The European Medicines Agency recommends that a warning about the possibility of blood clots be added to the product information.

According to Agence France Presse, astronauts who are to arrive soon at the International Space Station are to study the effect of microgravity on brain organoids and more.

A new study finds that farmed fish have led to a decline in genetic diversity among Atlantic salmon, the Guardian reports.

In Cell this week: analysis of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 introductions to the US, increased horizontal gene transfer higher in gut microbiomes linked to industrialization, and more.