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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – WuXi PharmaTech, a provider of laboratory and manufacturing services for biopharmaceutical and medical device customers, has acquired genomic analysis firm NextCode Health for $65 million in cash.

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The Oregon state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would make it easier for people convicted of crimes to initiate DNA testing of evidence, according to the Associated Press.

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Florida state senators are to weigh a bill prohibiting life insurance companies from using genetic information in coverage decisions, according to Florida Politics.

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