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On the second day of the conference, updates came not just from the publicly traded industry giants but also privately held firms of interest, such as Caris and GenapSys.

The company plans to use the financing to fund part of its 21.4 billion pending acquisition of GE Biopharma.

The company's life sciences revenues were up 6 percent while its diagnostics business grew almost 7 percent.

The sale is being made to obtain regulatory approval of Danaher's pending $21.4 billion acquisition of the GE Biopharma business.

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The company announced its European subsidiary priced an offering of €6.20 billion ($6.83 billion) in senior notes to fund part of its purchase of GE's Biopharma business.

The firm replaced an existing $4 billion credit facility with a $5 billion one, and entered into a new $5 billion revolving credit facility. 

In US influenza testing, providers see growth in placements within hospital emergency departments, physicians' offices, urgent care centers, and retail clinics.

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The Los Angeles Times reports that a case of the novel coronavirus making people ill in China has been reported in the US. 

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill seeking increased funding for certain fields, including synthetic biology, ScienceInsider reports. 

Discover magazine writes that paleoproteomics is increasing being used in archaeology, paleoanthropology, and paleontology, including a recent study of a 6,000-year-old ring. 

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: mutagenic effects of ultraviolet "A" light, post-transcription effects of synonymous mutations, and more.