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Following through on earlier statements that it planned to be aggressive in the mergers and acquisitions market this year, Qiagen last week signed a deal to acquire sample-separation technology company eGene in a cash and stock deal valued at around $34 million.
 

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Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

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