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Locus said it will pair the EpiBiome platform with its own CRISPR-based synthetic biology system to develop products that can edit the microbiome.

The firm is selling BioServe to Reprocell as part of Cancer Genetics' transformation and strategic plan to bring itself to profitability.

DiscernDx, which is backed by Khosla Ventures, stepped in to purchase API's assets after lender Square 1 Bank asserted a lien on the company late last year.

The firm plans to use $110 million of the net cash proceeds to pay down debt.

Interleukin said in July that it would liquidate its assets after laying off 63 percent of its workforce and suspending sales of its controversial genetic test.

The sale of assets to the Institute for Environmental Health comes after an extensive review of strategic alternatives for Roka, the company said.

The announcement comes three weeks after Interleukin said it was laying off 63 percent of its workforce and suspending sales of a controversial genetic test.

After selling Focus Diagnostics' products business to DiaSorin for $300 million, Quest now estimates annual revenues of between $7.47 billion and $7.54 billion.

The company said selling this business unit frees it to focus on developing new maternal and fetal health solutions for the US and elsewhere.

Hologic will purchase the assets via its subsidiary Gen-Probe, from which DiagnoCure will repurchase Series A shares worth C$1 million.

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University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.