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Short Reads: Feb 17, 2009

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This section includes last week's Short Reads that were inadvertently omitted from last week's In Sequence.

Life Technologies Posts $107M Q4 Loss on Merger Charges

Life Technologies posted a fourth-quarter loss of $106.9 million last week due to a variety of charges associated with the merger of Applied Biosystems and Invitrogen last November that created the company.

Though the company's revenues fell short of analysts' expectations, the legacy Invitrogen business recorded organic revenue growth of 7 percent.

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GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

Certain plasma proteins could be used to gauge a person's age and whether they are aging well, according to HealthDay News.

In Science this week: approach to measure microRNA targeting efficiency, strategy to conduct high-throughput chemical screens at single-cell resolution, and more.

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