NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Astute Medical said this week that it has signed an agreement with Shanghai Fosun Long March Medicine Science for distribution of its NephroCheck test for assessing risk of acute kidney injury in China.

The deal also calls for Fosun to provide Astute with $20 million in financing, which the company plans to use for ongoing commercialization of NephroCheck as well as development of additional tests in its pipeline, CEO Christopher Hibberd told GenomeWeb.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

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China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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