NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BG Medicine today announced a public offering of its stock that it expects to bring in $11.1 million in net proceeds.

The cardiovascular diagnostics firm also announced a common stock purchase agreement for up to $12 million, as well as preliminary financials for the fourth quarter and full-year ended Dec. 31, 2012.

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Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

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