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Benitec and Promega said this week that they have granted Merck a non-exclusive global license to use Benitec’s DNA-directed RNAi technology in research activities.

Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed, but Benitec said that the deal does not include downstream commercial rights for therapeutic development. “This is an important milestone,” Benitec’s chairman and CEO John McKinley said in a statement.

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NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.

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21
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This webinar, the first in a “Meet the Authors” series sponsored by Mission Bio, will discuss the application of single-cell analysis to decipher clonal evolution across several stages of disease development in myeloid malignancies. 

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23
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Recent advances in single-cell technologies have provided unprecedented -omic-level insights into cellular heterogeneity and function.