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Researchers uncovered species-specific and others genes that are active when sea cucumbers are regrowing their internal organs.

With the sequencing of the flatworm Macrostomum lignano, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researchers hope to provide a resource for regeneration studies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine and Nikon has reached a deal aimed at high-throughput studies of how stem cells respond to test molecules.

The worldwide distribution agreement covers lentiviral vector technologies for induced pluripotent stem cells.

The Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, which comprises researchers from Ohio academic institutions, research hospitals, and the private sector, will use the grant to fund nine new research projects this year and at least eight in coming years.

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Pfizer and UCL to develop stem-cell therapies for AMD; Clarient licenses breast cancer biomarkers from Indiana U; Nanosys and Harvard to outlicense nanowire IP; Luminex settles with SUNY and U of Illinois, and more …

Although iZumi does not have a license to Kyoto iPSC patents, the collaboration builds upon other seminal iPSC IP it recently licensed from Bayer. The Kyoto deal may also help the company better define iZumi's stake in what is shaping up to be a complicated IP landscape surrounding the technology.

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Maryland Biotechnology Investment Incentive Tax Credit, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund, Washington State Life Sciences Discovery Fund, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, Missouri Life-Sci/Tech Tax Credits, Wisconsin Technology Venture Fund, New Jersey Edison Innovation Fund, University City Science Center QED

The deal is Salk's second broad-based research pact with a drug maker in as many years: In early 2008 the non-profit biological research institute signed a similar deal in the area of inflammation with French specialty pharma Ipsen.

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US News & World Report writes that genetic testing of lung tumors can help identify treatments for patients.

A team of researchers plans to sample Loch Ness for environmental DNA, according to Newsweek.

The New York Times writes about the appearance of mosaicism in healthy people.

In PNAS this week: insecticide resistance patterns Anopheles gambiae mosquito, transcriptome patterns in Pseudomonas aeruginosa during infection, and more.