Affymetrix is facing a lawsuit related to its imminent purchase of eBioscience. The firm has also pushed back the anticipated completion period for the deal, but said that the delay is not related to the new suit.

Tang Capital Partners, a San Diego-based investment fund, on Dec. 29, 2011, filed class action litigation in the Superior Court of California in the County of Santa Clara, Affy said last week in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

The court does not make civil case documents available online.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

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