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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bayer CropScience said today it has inked two agreements with Cellectis plant sciences that extend a partnership focused on modifying and editing plant genes and genomes to improve crops.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cellectis Group today announced that its stem cell business unit Ectycell has merged with Cellectis bioresearch.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Horizon Discovery today said that it is collaborating with Desktop Genetics to develop a CRISPR design platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Gene editing firm Editas Medicine today announced it has secured $43 million in Series A financing.
The financing was led by Flagship Ventures, Polaris Partners, and Third Rock Ventures. Partners Innovation Fund also participated.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Horizon Discovery announced today that it has licensed non-exclusive rights to Harvard University's intellectual property covering gene-editing technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sigma Life Science has reached a deal to license its CompoZr Zinc Finger Nuclease technology to Horizon Discovery on a non-exclusive basis, Sigma-Aldrich announced today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genome-wide association studies have in recent years turned up a number of genetic variants that may contribute to the risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease, and now the National Institute on Aging plans to fund efforts to further investigate the functional relationsh

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Gene editing firm Recombinetics today said that it surpassed its $2 million fundraising goal this month.
The St. Paul, Minn.-based firm did not disclose its investors.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cellular Dynamics today said that it has licensed certain genetic engineering patents from Life Technologies and Sigma-Aldrich, which the Madison, Wis.-based firm will use in creating human disease models and isogenic controls.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Precision BioSciences said today that it is suing Lonza Group and a number of its affiliates for patent infringement.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.