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The new preliminary prospectus offers for sale around 9.6 million shares by shareholders of the firm. Helicos won't receive any proceeds from the sale.

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Helicos filed the prospectus for 68.4 million shares held by investors who participated in a private placement in December. The firm would receive none of the proceeds from the sale of those shares, if any of them are sold.

scientists may be years away from developing genomics-based medical treatments and therapies, but the hype surrounding the news that rese

Elsevier and a Norwegian consortium come to a "read-and-publish" agreement, according to Nature News.

Researchers in France have explored the genetic history of the blue cheese mold, Forbes reports.

The South China Morning Post reports eight genetic testing firms in Hong Kong are under scrutiny for potentially misleading consumers.

In Science this week: platform to diagnose genetic disease in children, lung disease-causing genetic mutation corrected in mice, and more.