NEW YORK, June 9 - Caliper Technologies said today that it plans to acquire privately held lab automation firm Zymark from its parent firm, the Berwind Company, for $57 million cash and 3.15 million shares of Caliper stock.

 

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In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

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