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Roche's $3B Bid for Ventana 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 29.
 
1. Roche Makes Unsolicited Bid to Buy Ventana for $3B; Ventana Urges Nonaction (from June 26)
 
2. DOE to Pump $375M to Drive Three Systems Bio Biofuel Research Centers (from June 26)
 
3. Venter Center's Synthetic Biology Goal Gains Traction in Game of Musical Genomes (from June 28)
 
4. Biomarkers Consortium Launches Website to Accept Proposals, Provide Funding Updates (from June 27)
 
5. ABI to Help Egypt, Discovery Channel Identify Mummies (from June 27)
The Scan

Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.