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PerkinElmer last week posted a 14 percent increase in first-quarter revenues, while restructuring, acquisition, and service contract start-up costs took a chunk out of its profit.
 

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In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.