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Osmetech is betting the five-year deal will expand its sales and marketing efforts in the US and allow it to allocate more resources towards bringing its pipeline of tests to market.

Life Technologies announced today that it has been named to the FTSE4 Good Index Series, which includes companies that reach rigorous social, ethical, and environmental criteria.

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The $3 million Stem Cell Commercialization Facility will open in June within 2,508 square feet of TechOne, the 100,000-square-foot first building of up to three that are planned to comprise the tech park, called TechTown.

Tepnel's shareholders will vote on the deal next month, with the $132.1 million offer expected to take effect in April.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.