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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Illumina has withdrawn its offer to acquire Complete Genomics, according to a filing submitted to the US Securities and Exchange today.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

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
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.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Laboratory Corporation of America today said it has extended its cash tender offer to purchase Orchid Cellmark to 5 p.m. EDT Oct. 7.

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Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.