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In a research note, Jon Groberg wrote that in the near term firms with a larger consumables presence in Japan face greater revenue risk, while instrument firms face greater mid-term risk.

Waters privately placed the notes with institutional investors.

The program, which is scheduled to last two years, follows a recently completed similar stock repurchasing program.

The college's new Surgical Metabonomics Laboratory will use NMR and mass spec machines to provide physicians with real-time metabonomic data on patients in order to improve decision-making processes throughout all steps of surgery.

New 2010 releases like Waters' Xevo TQ-S triple quadrupole machine and AB Sciex's TripleTOF 5600 helped spur strong revenue growth, said company officials during Q4 earning calls this week.

Driving revenue growth for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2010, was an increase in uptake of the company's new systems, continued expansion in Asia, and an improved overall economy.

The facility, anticipated to open in 2013, will include state-of-the-art customer demonstration laboratories, R&D capabilities, and expanded manufacturing capacity.

With executives from Agilent, Thermo Fisher, Waters, and Danaher presenting this week at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, UPLC as well as triple quadrupole and qual-quan mass spec proved primary areas of discussion.

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Researchers representing scientists and students of Chinese descent voice their concerns about recent US policies and rhetoric.

Wired reports that researchers have shown they could reprogram a DNA-based computer.

Researchers say increased diversity in genomic studies will benefit all, PBS NewsHour reports.

In Science this week: whole-genome sequencing of single sperm cells, and more.