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Affymetrix to Repurchase Notes

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Affymetrix disclosed in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it has entered into an agreement to repurchase $69.1 million of its 3.5 percent senior convertible notes due 2038.

The firm said that it entered into the agreement yesterday to repurchase the notes in private transactions. It expects to pay a total consideration of $50.6 million in cash and close the repurchase on June 2.

The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.