Affymetrix, finally bringing in more money than it spends, is now turning its eyes to the labs that will create the products that it will send down its semiconductor assembly line at its factory near Sacramento.

The company announced the financial milestone of GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) profitability last week in reporting its third- quarter financials, and said it would spend almost an additional $1 million on its research and development efforts in the next 90 days.

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Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.

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