This article has been updated from a version originally posted June 14 to reflect Symyx's decision to end the discussions with Certara and Certara's subsequent revised proposal.

Symyx Technologies said this week that it has received a formal acquisition proposal from Certara, the parent company of Tripos International and Pharsight, for $5.75 per share, which places the firm's total value at around $200 million.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

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