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 Variant Identified in Amish Population Appears to Protect From Cardiovascular Disease Danaher Prices $1B Offering of Senior Notes Discovery Life Sciences Acquires Contract Research Firm In Vitro ADMET Laboratories Audere Gets FDA Emergency Use Authorization for SARS-CoV-2 At-Home Sample Collection Kit GenomeWeb Index Falls 6 Percent in November as Emergence of Omicron Spooks Markets Sequencing-Based MRD Detection in Bone Marrow May Predict ALL Relapse After CAR T-Cell Therapy The Scan Science Confidence Boost The New York Times reports that a new poll finds trust in science and scientists has increased with the COVID-19 pandemic. Appeal and Funds Some grant applications denied funding due to an Australian Research Council rule change have now been funded following an appeal, the Guardian reports. Surveillance for Variants Vox writes that the detection of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant highlights the need for improved viral genomic surveillance. Nature Papers Examine Taxonomic Gaps in Plant Sequencing, SARS-CoV-2-Human Interactome In Nature this week: plant genome sequencing dominated by affluent countries, and more.