Shares in Beckman Coulter rose 5.6 percent for the trading week ended Tuesday to lead all stocks in the BCW Index. The firm’s shares rose after it reported a 6.3-percent rise in revenue and 31-percent spike in net income for the third quarter. Shares in Bio-Rad Laboratories rose 4 percent for the week after it posted strong Q3 results.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.