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Ginkgo Bioworks is acquiring Zymergen for around $300 million to utilize its data science and machine learning capabilities for a wide range of biological engineering approaches. 

Could WuXi AppTec and Pfizer-backed CStone Pharmaceuticals be snapped up by a larger pharma company? Rumors are circulating that executives with the China-based company are exploring strategic options that could include a sale of the company.

A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit by a Georgia man claiming Bayer AG’s Roundup weedkiller caused his cancer, the latest in a string of legal defeats for the company as it seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages.

One of the tenets of “personalized medicine” is that medications will be tailored to individuals based on their personalized genetics. Last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research approved 50 drugs. A new study found that 33, or 66% of them, were supported with genomic data.

Democrats in the U.S. Senate are advancing a deal that would allow the government’s Medicare health plan for older and disabled Americans to negotiate lower prescription drug prices, Senate sources said on Wednesday.

Cambridge, Massachusetts’ Kendall Square just got a little more crowded. Following announcements of new facilities made by Takeda, Sanofi and life sciences giant Bayer which opened its new research and innovation center in the busy biotech hotspot known as Genetown.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected another Bayer AG bid to dismiss litigation alleging that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German pharmaceutical and chemical giant tries to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Bayer AG’s bid to dismiss legal claims by customers who contend its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German company seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages.

A U.S. jury found Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller did not cause an Oregon man’s cancer, the German agriculture and pharmaceuticals company said on Saturday, handing the firm its fourth consecutive trial victory over such claims.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took no action on Bayer AG’s bid to dismiss legal claims by customers who contend its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German company seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages.