NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Speaking today at an investors conference, Agilent Life Sciences Group President Nick Roelofs reiterated that the pending $2.2 billion acquisition of Dako will further Agilent's push into the diagnostics market, providing it with new expertise and customer channels.

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In Nature this week: Icelandic genome sequences, approach to increase CRISPR efficiency, and more.

Testing showing "genetic incompatibilities" have led thousands of couples in Saudi Arabia to call off their weddings, the BBC reports.

Decode Genetics' ability to tell Icelanders, even ones the company hasn't sequenced, about their disease risk brings up ethical questions.

Genetic analysis of Britain's King Richard III and modern descendants of his relatives indicate breaks in the male line.