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LGC Genomics said last week that it has expanded its nucleic acid extraction services to North America through the group's genomics laboratory in Beverly, Mass.
The new extraction service will complement existing capacity in Berlin and London, LGC said.

IntelligentMDx said this week that it has entered into a multi-year development and licensing agreement with Qiagen to design, develop, and manufacture several undisclosed assays for use on Qiagen's QiaSymphony RGQ automated molecular testing platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Abbott's board of directors this week approved the separation of the firm's research-based pharmaceuticals business into a new company called AbbVie and declared a special dividend distribution for all of the outstanding shares of AbbVie common stock.

LGC Genomics, a division of the UK-based LGC Group that provides DNA and genetic analysis services, recently expanded its genotyping facilities to keep up with its sequencing-based SNP discovery services.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies and Biosearch Technologies have reached a settlement agreement and are asking a federal court to dismiss lawsuits the companies filed against each other for alleged patent infringement.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biosearch Technologies said today that Uniscience will distribute its inventoried and custom products in Brazil.

By Ben Butkus
Biosearch Technologies said today that it has acquired worldwide rights from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to patents covering "non-FRET" nucleic acid probe technology.

By Ben Butkus
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biosearch Technologies said today that it has acquired worldwide rights from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to patents covering "non-FRET" nucleic acid probe technology.

This story was originally published Aug. 8.

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Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.

A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.

Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.

In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.