NEW YORK, July 24 – As part of Applera’s $75 million program to transform itself into a drug discovery and diagnostics powerhouse, company executives for the first time Tuesday discussed in detail how Celera Diagnostics, the newest member of the Applera family, would distinguish itself from its more well-known brethren, Celera Genomics and Applied Biosystems (ABI).

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

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