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Fisher Scientific International lays out $80 million in cash to snatch up RNAi provider Dharmacon. The acquisition was slated to close by the end of the first quarter.

 

RNA interference firm Alnylam Pharmaceuticals announces its plan to have an IPO. At presstime, the number of shares and starting price per share were not set.

 

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Five researchers are to share this year's Albany Medical Center Prize for their work on the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing tool, the AP reports.

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