NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Helicos BioSciences, currently in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, is seeking approval from bankruptcy court to sell its assets to an employee who plans to form a new company using Helicos' technology, the company said in a court filing last week.

The US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts Eastern Division will hold a hearing on Helicos' motion for approval of the proposed deal on Thursday.

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In Science this week: International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium publishes the bread wheat cultivar Chinese Spring reference genome, and more.

At his FDA Law Blog, Jeffrey Gibbs discusses FDA's technical assistance for the draft Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act.

The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.

Cancer researcher loses funding under new Wellcome Trust anti-bullying policies, the Guardian reports.

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