NEW YORK, March 14 – Genotyping technology company Qiagen Genomics said Wednesday it had reached a research and licensing agreement with The Institute for Genomic Research and the Montefiore Medical Center to conduct an association study of SNPs in Mycobaterium tuberculosis , the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. 

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The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

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