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GE Healthcare's Bid for Whatman Topped Most-Read GenomeWeb Daily News Stories Last Week

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - What are GenomeWeb News subscribers reading? Below are the five most-read articles for the five-day period ended Friday, Feb. 8.
1. GE Healthcare to Acquire Whatman for $713M (from Feb. 4)
2. Bush's Proposed 2009 Budget Stalls Biomedical Research Funds (from Feb. 4)
3. Scientists Identify New Killer Transplant Virus Using 454 Sequencing Platform (from Feb. 7)
4. DNA from Peruvian Mummy Lice Reveals History (from Feb. 8)
5. Illumina's Q4 Revenues Rise 86 Percent; Legal Expenses Hit Bottom Line (from Feb. 4)
The Scan

Researchers Develop Polygenic Risk Scores for Dozens of Disease-Related Exposures

With genetic data from two large population cohorts and summary statistics from prior genome-wide association studies, researchers came up with 27 exposure polygenic risk scores in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

US Survey Data Suggests Ancestry Testing Leads Way in Awareness, Use of Genetic Testing Awareness

Although roughly three-quarters of surveyed individuals in a Genetics in Medicine study reported awareness of genetic testing, use of such tests was lower and varied with income, ancestry, and disease history.

Coral Genome Leads to Alternative Amino Acid Pathway Found in Other Non-Model Animals

An alternative cysteine biosynthesis pathway unearthed in the Acropora loripes genome subsequently turned up in sequences from non-mammalian, -nematode, or -arthropod animals, researchers report in Science Advances.

Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.