NEW YORK, May 3 – Two days after its acquisition by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Aurora Biosciences reported higher earnings for the first quarter of 2001, but drifted into the red during its last full quarter as an independent company. 

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Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

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