Until last week, the merger between Oxford GlycoSciences and Cambridge Antibody Technology, announced on Jan. 23, seemed like a done deal. Sure, shareholders from both parties, as well as the court, still needed to approve it. But both representatives of both companies and experts said that the couple was well-situated with a comfortable cushion of shared cash, and matched in terms of its technologies: OGS’s proteomics capabilities and CAT’s antibody knowledge, they agreed, would go together well.

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The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.

Nov
15
Sponsored by
Twist Bioscience

This webinar will discuss how Amyris, a biotechnology company that develops renewable products for a broad range of applications and industries, uses large-scale microbial engineering to support its manufacturing processes.

Dec
03
Sponsored by
Advanced Cell Diagnostics

This webinar will demonstrate how a research team at the National Institutes of Health evaluated a novel in situ hybridization approach and applied it to study splice variants related to schizophrenia.