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Despite suffering from bottom-line indigestion relating to the acquisition of MJ GeneWorks in August, Bio-Rad Laboratories has negotiated a $200 million line of credit to go after even more acquisitions, the company said in a conference call last week after the release of its fourth-quarter financials.

In the quarter, which ended Dec. 31, the company sold $200 million of 6.125-percent senior subordinated notes due 2014 in a private offering.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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