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SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb News) - Thermo Fisher Scientific intends to increase its R&D spending in 2010 and expand its operating footprint in a handful of low-cost regions around the world.

Speaking today to investors at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference held here, Thermo President and CEO Marc Casper said that the firm expects its R&D investments to target three key areas: mass spectrometry, specialty diagnostics, and bioscience reagents. However, he did not provide an estimate for the planned increased investment.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.

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