While Agilent Technologies announced a first-quarter loss of $370 million and job cuts for 4,000 employees last week due to a severe market downturn for its telecommunication and semiconductor products, the Palo Alto, Calif., company’s microarray business offered some glimmer of hope for the high-tech firm.

Agilent’s life sciences and chemical analysis group (LSCA) which manages the company’s two-year-old ink-jet based glass microarrays, reagents and instrumentation business, reported flat revenues year-over-year with an operating profit of $34 million.

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The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

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