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In a move aimed at bolstering its molecular diagnostics portfolio and providing it with entry into the oncology testing arena, Qiagen said last weekend that it will acquire Digene in a cash and stock deal worth $1.6 billion.
 

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Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.

In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.