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Two top BioMed officials told investors that stronger activity at two nearly-completed Northeast projects and a stash of cash will enable it to continue paying customary dividends, though conceded a slowdown in Bay Area leasing.

A little more than a month after inking a deal with Genzyme that will provide the firm with a $24.5 million cash infusion, Exact Sciences has been told by Nasdaq that it is not in compliance with a listing regulation.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers launched its Stop Biotech Looting campaign last week after learning that subcontractors have been hiring non-union workers over the past year on a half-dozen projects for Boston-area life-sci giants.

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Though the budget would raise by one-third, or to $20 million, the state's maximum annual outlay to life-sci center grants covered by the Commonwealth Life Sciences Investment Program, it still falls short of the $25 million annual limit set by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Act.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.