NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (GenomeWeb News) - Shares in Beckman Coulter were up 8 percent, or $3.94, at $53.44 in mid-afternoon trading after the company announced its third-quarter results and a multi-million-dollar deal this morning.

 

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.