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Just a few days after PerkinElmer officials said that the firm’s acquisition priorities begin with expanding its genetic testing business, the firm this week agreed to buy ViaCell, a Cambridge, Mass.-based specialty stem cell company, for around $300 million.

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China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.

Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.