The fusing of genomic stalwarts Invitrogen and Applied Biosystems into one entity won't be easy: in addition to meshing teams and infrastructure, the new company also has its customers to worry about.

"[They] have high expectations for both Invitrogen and Applied Biosystems, and we were determined to continue to deliver the same high-quality products and services to customers of both," says Mark Stevenson, president of Life Technologies.

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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

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