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Massachusetts Biotechnology Council

By the end of 2008 the state was projected to employ 45,905 biopharma jobs, up from the roughly 30,000 recorded for 2001. The growth was far stronger than the state's declining overall employment.

A report from Deloitte Consulting also said the Council must help life-sci businesses find capital, equipment discounts, legal advice, trained workers, and clout with state and federal officials.

Massachusetts Biotech-Labor Dispute, Lexington (Mass.) Technology Park, Pfizer-Wyeth Merger

The five-year purchasing deal is worth up to around $250 million to Thermo Fisher Scientific.

The Cambridge City Council approved the REIT's request to rezone 15.7 acres in an East Cambridge neighborhood to accommodate the $1 billion, 1.8 million-square-foot campus in exchange for including a greater mix of uses in the plan.

Nature News reports on how meeting cancellations and related costs are affecting scientific societies.

In a new ruling, Canada's Supreme Court upheld the country's genetic non-discrimination law, the Canadian Press reports.

COVID-19 vaccine developers aim to avoid a complication that has affected efforts to develop vaccines for other diseases, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In PLOS this week: analysis of insertions throughout Shigella genomes, antigen production in malaria parasites, and more.