NEW YORK, May 1 – In a conference call Monday morning to discuss Vertex Pharmaceuticals' acquisition of Aurora Biosciences, managers from both companies went out of their way to stress that the deal would create a “win-win” situation for both companies.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.