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GlaxoSmithKline has made a $2.6 billion unsolicited offer to take over Human Genome Sciences, reports Brett Chase at Miyanville. But not only has Human Genome rejected Glaxo's offer, it put itself up for sale to the highest bidder, saying Glaxo's offer of $13 a share is too low and doesn't reflect the potential value of the company.

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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.