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Manchester Management's James Besser this week sent a letter to the company's board and shareholders asserting that management had moved the date of Vermillion's annual meeting to make difficult any action by shareholders dissatisfied by the poor performance of the firm's stock.

An exchange this week between Vermillion and the Boston-based hedge fund that holds a nearly 10 percent stake in the company has exposed a rift between the company's management and one of its largest shareholders.

The shareholder wants to make it easier to make changes to Vermillion's management team and board amid a drop in the company's share price over the past year.

23andMe and Airbnb have partnered to offer "heritage travel," according to Venture Beat.

China may include regulations protecting genes and embryos in its update of its civil code, Nature News reports.

In Nature this week: exome sequence analysis of individuals with type 2 diabetes, genomic prediction of maize yield across environments, and more.

NPR reports on efforts to engineer bacteriophages to destroy antibiotic-resistance bacteria.