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New York Senator Charles Schumer cautions that genetic testing companies could sell consumers' genetic data, the New York Post reports.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Federal Trade Commission today said that Thermo Fisher Scientific has agreed to sell certain assets to GE Healthcare as a condition of getting clearance for its acquisition of Life Technologies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Federal Trade Commission announced on Tuesday it has reached an agreement with GeneLink and its former subsidiary foru International to settle charges of deceptive advertising claims made by the companies about their personalized nutritional supplements.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific announced after the close of the market on Wednesday a public offering of $2.2 billion of its common stock.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Illumina has withdrawn its offer to acquire Complete Genomics, according to a filing submitted to the US Securities and Exchange today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI-Shenzhen and Complete Genomics said today that their proposed merger has cleared US antitrust review.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Federal Trade Commission has made a second request to Complete Genomics and BGI-Shenzhen requesting additional information about BGI's proposed $117.6 million purchase of

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer today said that its planned acquisition of Caliper Life Sciences has cleared anti-trust reviews in the US and Germany.

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A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.