Siemens this week finished preliminary testing of the diagnostics capabilities of Sequenom's MassArray Compact platform at two CLIA testing sites in the United States and Europe, a step toward producing assays to run on its flagship system.

The good news slightly preceded Sequenom's disappointing fourth-quarter 2005 earnings report, and a decision by the Nasdaq exchange to delist the company for failing to maintain a minimum bid price for its shares. (Sequenom will continue to trade on the exchange while the company appeals its case.)

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Labs in the US and South Korea are hoping to bring the woolly mammoth back from beyond extinction, Newsweek writes.

Geneticist Adam Rutherford speaks with National Geographic about paleogenetics, race, and more.

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