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On the heels of the WINTHER study, the consortium has planned a new trial called MERCURY, and will launch a blood and tissue repository.

The company immediately borrowed $255 million to pay part of the $680 million price tag for Alere's MeterPro cardiovascular and toxicology business and its BNP assay business.

The new funds follow a $3.3 million Series C financing round closed in late 2009. MDI will use the money to further develop its pipeline of qualitative real-time PCR in vitro diagnostic tests for infectious diseases.

Duke researchers and the SAEC will use whole-genome sequencing to identify and validate rare gene variants associated with clozapine-induced immunological response.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.