Luminex’s well-timed plans to acquire Tm Bioscience may end up transforming the company into a formidable player in pharmacogenomics. 
 
Luminex’s announcement last week that it plans to acquire Tm Bioscience in a stock-for-stock deal worth roughly $44 million comes months after Tm said it aimed to submit several assays for regulatory clearance in the US, including three P450 mutation detection kits and a warfarin CYP2C9 and VKORC1 mutation detection kit.
 

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.

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