Thermo Fisher Scientific has agreed to buy Life Technologies for $13.6 billion, reports Bloomberg News. Thermo Fisher will be paying $76 a share for the company, adds Daily Scan sister publication GenomeWeb Daily News.
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In Nature this week: Icelandic genome sequences, approach to increase CRISPR efficiency, and more.
Testing showing "genetic incompatibilities" have led thousands of couples in Saudi Arabia to call off their weddings, the BBC reports.
Decode Genetics' ability to tell Icelanders, even ones the company hasn't sequenced, about their disease risk brings up ethical questions.
Genetic analysis of Britain's King Richard III and modern descendants of his relatives indicate breaks in the male line.