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As Rob Friel prepares to take over as CEO of PerkinElmer early next year, he told investors this week that he will continue to focus the company on specific applications rather than on specific technologies and that the firm is likely to proceed with its strategy of making smaller acquisitions.
 

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At his FDA Law Blog, Jeffrey Gibbs discusses FDA's technical assistance for the draft Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act.

The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.

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