Illumina last week said fourth-quarter revenue swelled 43 percent as a loss in the prior-year period swung to a profit in the current quarter, and Chief Financial Officer Christian Henry said it will "probably" make an acquisition that is on the "smaller rather than the larger side."

CEO Jay Flatley said sales of the firm’s whole-genome Infinium HD BeadChips comprised the majority of its revenue, and that its Human610-Quad was its best-selling product for the quarter.

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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

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