By Turna Ray

Qiagen, one of the largest providers of sample and assay technologies for molecular diagnostics firms, threw its hat in the personalized medicine arena this week with the purchase of UK-based DxS.

Under the terms of the acquisition, Qiagen will pay approximately $95 million in cash, plus up to an additional $35 million if certain undisclosed commercial and other milestones are met.

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NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

Researchers report they sequenced and identified plant species in an "al fresco" laboratory.

An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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