NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bio-Rad Laboratories said on Thursday it has entered into a credit agreement with lenders to borrow up to $200 million.

In a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Bio-Rad said the agreement is with JP Morgan Chase Bank, as the administrative agent; Union Bank and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as co-syndication agents; and the Bank of America and HSBC Bank USA, National Association as co-documentation agents.

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

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Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

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