Charles eyes layoffs after NCI contract loss; Video game aims to teach kids about trials;

> Charles River Laboratories ($CRL) plans to lay off up to 30 employees in connection with the loss of an exclusive contract with the National Cancer Institute, Outsourcing-Pharma reports. News

> The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has created a fantasy video game targeting kids and designed to dispel myths and misconceptions about clinical trials. Item

> Altogen Labs has launched Western Blot CRO, a new division offering protein expression services to drug developers. More

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