Hours before the New York state Senate descended on June 8 into a chaotic power struggle that has continued to hobble the functioning of state government, Gov. David Paterson addressed an audience at the New York Academy of Sciences in which he said that the state should grow its life-sciences industry, among other high-tech sectors, if it is to wean itself off of Wall Street and manufacturing revenue.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

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