By Uduak Grace Thomas

Accelrys this week said that it plans to retire several underperforming products in its Symyx content business as part of a restructuring effort.

In the restructuring, which occurs 10 months after the companies merged last July, the company plans to retire the entire line of Symyx reaction databases as well as the DiscoveryGate Classic platform, which will be available to customers until May 31, 2012.

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Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have offered to test families separated at the southern US border, but that raises ethical issues.

CNBC reports that confirming a positive result from 23andMe's BRCA health report can be expensive.

The New York Times reports on a project to develop a tree DNA database to uncover illegal logging.

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