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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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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.