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This story has been updated from a previous version to include comments from Bio-Rad's earnings call.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Bio-Rad Laboratories said today that it has closed its acquisition of antibody manufacturer AbD Serotec, a division of MorphoSys, for around €53 million ($70 million) in cash.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bio-Rad Laboratories announced yesterday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire antibody manufacturer AbD Serotec for €53 million ($69.7 million) in cash.

Morphosys said it has agreed to a three-year extension of its ongoing research partnership with Japanese pharma firm Shionogi.

Morphosys announced that its AbD Serotec division has signed an agreement with the Moredun Research Institute and the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute to develop reagents for veterinary research.

The agreement grants Merck access to the company's HuCAL Gold antibody library for research purposes, as well as the option to upgrade to Morphosys's HuCAL Platinum library.

A man has confessed to the rape and murder of developmental biologist Suzanne Eaton, according to the New York Times.

The Irish Times reports that US lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are concerned about ties between the US and Chinese genomics firms.

Parents of children with spinal muscular atrophy tell the Washington Post they are pushing to get insurance coverage of Novartis's Zolgensma.

In PNAS this week: gene mutations in individuals with syndromic craniosynostosis, putative colorectal cancer drivers, and more.