NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Affymetrix said after the close of the market on Wednesday that its second-quarter revenues climbed 20 percent year over year as product sales increased 27 percent on the addition of the eBioscience business.

Investors reacted positively to the results, sending Affy's shares up nearly 11 percent to $4.20 in Thursday morning trade on the Nasdaq.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

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