In a transaction that pairs two of the BCW Index's bigger players, Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific will merge, creating a life sciences behemoth with $9 billion in annual revenues, 7,500 sales people, and 350,000 customers worldwide.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.