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LineaRx was formed last year to commercialize Applied DNA Sciences' technologies for DNA design, manufacture, and chemical modification by large scale PCR.

By acquiring Bothell, Washington-based Blue Heron, Eurofins Genomics could strengthen its offerings to the synthetic biology market.

Cytena has developed a printer technology that allows single cell isolation for genomics research and clonal cell line development for biopharmaceutical production.

The company reported $31.5 million in total revenues for the quarter and said testing services revenues rose 84 percent year over year.

The index, which underperformed the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq, gave back the 11 percent gain it made in June.

The deals follow a pair of other recent acquisitions by Precision for Medicine in the artificial intelligence technology and biomarker analysis fields.

The new company, whose name was not disclosed, will provide preclinical and clinical immune monitoring and biomarker services to biopharma companies.

Financial analysts seemed convinced of the long-term advantages of the deal but noted that investors may remain skeptical in the near term.

NEC said the deal will bolster its cancer immunotherapy development programs, which are focused on ovarian cancer and head and neck cancer.

The company's total revenues were $114.1 million compared with $95.6 million in the same quarter last year, beating analysts' expectations.

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A Harvard University professor has been charged with making false claims regarding funds he received from China, the New York Times reports.

Discover magazine reports that animal dissections might dissuade students from science careers, but that a firm has developed synthetic frogs for dissections.

Nature News reports that a US panel is reviewing current guidelines for federally funded gain-of-function viral research.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutation patterns among the Amish, an alternative RNA-seq method, and more.