Geneart In Brief This Week: Sequenom; Geneart, Life Technologies; Thermo Fisher Scientific; Spartan Bioscience; BioTime In Brief This Week is a column containing news items that our readers may have missed during the week. Geneart Posts 16 Percent Revenue Growth for Q3 The firm, which now majority-owned by Life Technologies, also posted a sharp gain in its earnings before interest and taxes. Life Technologies Acquires Majority Stake in Geneart for $47M Life Tech now owns 74 percent of the synthetic gene company. UPDATE: Geneart Boards Recommend Acceptance of Life Tech Acquisition Bid Life Technologies has made a tender offer to acquire the remaining shares of Geneart that it does not already own for around €25.5 million. The total purchase price was approximately €56 million. UPDATE: Life Technologies Takes Majority Stake in GeneArt The agreement gives Applied Biosystems Deutschland approximately 58 percent of GeneArt's shares. Dec 29, 2009 Synthetic Gene Firms Get Ahead of Government on Security Nov 19, 2009 Gene Synthesis Companies to Develop Biothreat Protocols Aug 13, 2009 Geneart's First-Half '09 Sales Rise 3 Percent Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.