A little more than a month after CEO Scott Garrett said in a webcast that Beckman Coulter would look to bolster revenues partially through entering new markets, the firm has made a move to do just that by agreeing to acquire Agencourt Bioscience, a privately held provider of DNA sequencing services.

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A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.