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With the acquisition of Swiss healthcare AI specialist SimplicityBio, Precision for Medicine can offer new features in its QuartzBio multiomic data integration platform.

Danaher has commenced its concurrent offerings of $1.35 billion of shares of its common stock and $1.35 billion of shares of its mandatory convertible preferred stock.

Danaher is financing the deal with $3 billion from an equity offering, cash on hand, and proceeds from an issuance of debt and/or new credit facilities.

MolecularMD is expected to expand Icon's laboratory services by enabling it to better support precision medicine programs for drug-diagnostic codevelopment.

CRO and analytics giant IQvia, the product of the IMS Health-Quintiles merger, quietly purchased UK-based bioinformatics company Linguamatics a month ago.

BioMérieux will adapt Invisible Sentinel's Veriflow DNA signature capturing technology on its Gene-Up system for food pathogen detection.

ArcherDX plans to keep its research and development efforts in its current facility and move its clinical and commercial testing operations to Baby Gene's CLIA lab.

Labcyte has developed an acoustic droplet ejection technology called Echo that uses sound energy for the contactless transfer of samples and reagents.

Among the updates provided at the conference on Wednesday, Luminex discussed development and plans for the Verigene II system, and GenMark touted its ePlex test portfolio.

Arbor Biosciences' portfolio includes custom DNA microarrays and oligonucleotide libraries, as well as a line of targeted sequencing panels.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.