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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Waters this morning reported that its fourth-quarter 2008 revenues were $418 million, down 4 percent from revenues of $437 million in the fourth quarter of 2007. Excluding a negative foreign currency translation of 4 percent, its revenues were flat year over year.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

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