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Qiagen's Acquisition of Digene Topped Most-Read GenomeWeb Daily News Stories Last Week

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - What are GenomeWeb News subscribers reading? Below are the five most-read articles for the five-day period ended Friday, June 8.
1. Qiagen to Buy Digene for $1.6B; Merger Links US-Europe Molecular Dx Strategy (from June 4)
2. Genomics Will Be a Focus of New $700M VC Initiative in California (from June 6)
3. USDA, DOE Award $8.3M to 11 Labs to Use Genomics, Proteomic Tools in Biofuel Research (from June 8)
4. ABI Ships First SOLiD Sequencer to Stanford to Kick Off Early-Access Program (from June 4)
5. Air Force Cancels ABI Biosecurity Contract (from June 4)
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Follow-Up Data Requests to Biobank Participants Ineffective, Study Finds

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University of Utah researchers report in Nature Communications on their development of brain cell organoids to study SHANK3-related autism.

Study Finds Few FDA Post-Market Regulatory Actions Backed by Research, Public Assessments

A Yale University-led team examines in The BMJ safety signals from the US FDA Adverse Event Reporting System and whether they led to regulatory action.