iPS Academia Japan Life Technologies Inks Deal with iPS Academia Japan NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies today announced a worldwide, non-exclusive deal with iPS Academia Japan for its induced pluripotent stem cell patent portfolio. Cellular Dynamics Expands Distribution Deal in Japan NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cellular Dynamics today announced it has expanded its distribution deal with iPS Academia Japan to include iCell Neurons and iCell Endothelial Cells. Sigma-Aldrich Licenses Global Rights to Kyoto iPS Cell Patents NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sigma-Aldrich today said that it has licensed worldwide rights to Kyoto University's induced pluripotent stem cell patent portfolio. Cellular Dynamics Inks Japan Distribution Deal iPS Academia Japan will distribute the firm's iCell Cardiomyocytes in Japan. Cellectis Licenses Stem Cell Patents The French firm licensed non-exclusive rights to certain patents covering research conducted by Shinya Yamanaka of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application at Kyoto University in Japan. May 7, 2010 Cellular Dynamics Gets Non-Exclusive License To Japanese Stem Cell Portfolio Breaking News Guardant Health Nabs FDA Approval for Liquid Biopsy CDx With Menarini Breast Cancer Drug Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Guardant Health Layoffs, Ultima Genomics Use, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Qiagen, Thermo Fisher, Bionano Genomics, BillionToOne, More People in the News at Illumina Ventures, Element Biosciences, Epigenomics, Exagen, More Genomic Approaches Boost Rare Disease Diagnoses in Middle Eastern Patient Population The Scan Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups. Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder. MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus. Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.