By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GeneNews today reported that it has cut its first-quarter net loss 30 percent, even though it had hardly any revenue for the period.

The Toronto-based molecular diagnostics firm brought in total revenues of just C$4,417 (US$4,298) for the three-month period ended March 31, compared to C$259,210 for the first quarter of 2009. The bulk of last year's revenues came from non-refundable license revenue, the firm said.

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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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