stem cells Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Receives $325K Lymphoma Research Grant The grant will fund a pilot study measuring circulating tumor DNA to help identify patients likely to relapse after autologous stem cell transplantation. Neanderthal Gene Variant Alters Neurodevelopment in Human Brain Organoids Researchers used CRISPR to reintroduce an archaic variant of NOVA1 into cortical organoids to study how a human-specific variant may have affected evolution. Curi Bio Acquires Artificial Intelligence Firm Dana Solutions The acquisition will give Curi access to Dana's portfolio of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies for in vitro cell-based assays. Young Bone Marrow Donors May Transfer Pathogenic Mutations to Cancer Patients The results suggest patients receiving stem cell transplants for blood cancers may be at increased risk of somatic mutation-related complications even with young bone marrow donors. Evotec Acquires iPSC Drug-Discovery Assets From Ncardia The assets include intellectual property relevant to iPSC-based phenotypic drug discovery and an existing product business around iPSC-derived cells. Jul 11, 2019 Fujifilm, Axcelead Form Drug Discovery Services Alliance Jul 10, 2019 Liver Cell Atlas Assembled From Single-Cell Transcriptome Data May 30, 2019 Mouse, Cell Models Shed Light on Variants' Role in Rare Heart Condition Apr 18, 2019 Pancreatic, Brain Development Gene Found From Patient Exomes Dec 13, 2018 ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR Tech to Lonza Sep 5, 2018 Adults Have 10 Times More Blood Stem Cells Than Previously Estimated Apr 20, 2018 Single-Cell Transcriptomics Studies Draw Cell Type Maps for Complete Animal Sep 21, 2017 Cellular Dynamics International, Nanion Technologies Ink Comarketing Pact May 10, 2017 Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Variability Tallied Across Genomes Apr 18, 2017 Cellular Dynamics, Stemcell Technologies Ink iPSC Distribution Deal Mar 14, 2017 CRISPR Therapeutics Licenses Cell Engineering Platform From MaxCyte Dec 12, 2016 Mutations, Methylation in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Increase With Age Dec 2, 2016 Allen Institute Releases iPSC Cell Lines With GFP-Tagged Structures for Cell Biology Research Premium Dec 1, 2016 Sanger Institute Team Optimizes RNAi, CRISPR-Based Loss of Function Platform for Stem Cell Research Premium Nov 29, 2016 Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires Stem Cell Firm MTI-GlobalStem Nov 7, 2016 Axiogenesis, Metrion Biosciences Form Stem Cell Collaboration Nov 2, 2016 Cancer Stem Cell Hypothesis Supported by Single-Cell RNA-Seq Study of Oligodendroglioma Premium Aug 12, 2016 Duke Study Uses CRISPR to Directly Convert Mouse Fibroblasts to Neuronal Cells Jul 26, 2016 UCLA Lands $2.2M CIRM Grant for CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing of DMD Mutations Apr 14, 2016 Stem Cells Should be Screened for Mitochondrial DNA Mutations Prior to Clinical Use, Study Suggests Load More Breaking News Genome Editing Company EdiGene Raises RMB 400M in Series B Plus Financing Round Biocartis, SkylineDx Partner to Develop Melanoma Nodal Metastasis Risk Test Seqster Closes $12M Series A Funding Round Pathogenic Germline Structural Variants May Be Missed by Some Testing Approaches Interpace Biosciences to Review Strategic Alternatives Danaher Q1 Revenues Up 58 Percent The Scan Not Kept "Clean and Sanitary" A Food and Drug Administration inspection uncovered problems with cross contamination at an Emergent BioSolutions facility, the Wall Street Journal reports. Resumption Recommendation Expected The Washington Post reports that US officials are expected to give the go-ahead to resume using Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. Canada's New Budget on Science Science writes that Canada's new budget includes funding for the life sciences, but not as much as hoped for investigator-driven research. Nature Papers Examine Single-cell, Multi-Omic SARS-CoV-2 Response; Flatfish Sequences; More In Nature this week: single-cell, multi-omics analysis provides insight into COVID-19 pathogenesis, evolution of flatfish, and more.