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Stem Cell Start-Up Raises $250M in Venture Funds

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A company begun last year to create cancer therapies from banked, off-the-shelf stem cells is raising $250 million in its first round of venture financing. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Start-Up Raises $250M in Venture Funds

Genetic Risk Analysis Shows Ethnic Bias

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Techniques analyzing data from across the genome that reveal risks of diseases, better predict disorders in the main ethnicity of the population studied than other ethnic groups. . . . → Read More: Genetic Risk Analysis Shows Ethnic Bias

Designing Strawberry Varieties for Japanese Farms

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An agricultural genomics company in Israel and auto maker Toyota began a joint project to design new varieties of strawberries to grow on Japanese farms . . . → Read More: Designing Strawberry Varieties for Japanese Farms

Robotics, A.I. Employed for Personal Autism Therapy

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An engineering lab at MIT developed techniques for combining robotics with deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, to personalize autism therapy. . . . → Read More: Robotics, A.I. Employed for Personal Autism Therapy

Large-Scale Process Devised for Lab-Made Liver Tissue

Researchers in Japan and the U.S. created techniques for producing liver tissue in large quantities in the lab for transplant or drug testing. . . . → Read More: Large-Scale Process Devised for Lab-Made Liver Tissue

Bayer Acquiring Therapeutic Peptides in $1.1B+ Deal

Bayer AG, the global drug maker and agricultural chemical company, is partnering with a Japanese biologics enterprise to discover a series of peptides for therapies. . . . → Read More: Bayer Acquiring Therapeutic Peptides in $1.1B+ Deal

Takeda, Biosurfaces Partner on Nanofiber Devices

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company is joining with a developer of medical devices from nanoscale bioactive fibers to design new devices for gastrointestinal, or GI, disorders. . . . → Read More: Takeda, Biosurfaces Partner on Nanofiber Devices

Liquid Biopsy Company Gains $360M for Cancer Sequencing

A company using blood tests to diagnose cancer is receiving a $360 million investment for its campaign to sequence DNA from 1 million people at high risk of cancer. . . . → Read More: Liquid Biopsy Company Gains $360M for Cancer Sequencing

Grid Computing Harnessed for Childhood Cancer Research

An international consortium is seeking crowdsourced computing power to screen drug candidates for treating a number of cancers affecting children. . . . → Read More: Grid Computing Harnessed for Childhood Cancer Research

Biotech, Pharma Partner on Neuro Drug Discovery

A collaboration between a biotechnology enterprise tracking defective proteins and pharmaceutical company plans to discover new treatments for neurodegenerative disorders. . . . → Read More: Biotech, Pharma Partner on Neuro Drug Discovery