NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Fitch Ratings today affirmed BBB+ ratings for about $2.8 billion of Agilent Technologies' debt, noting the firm's ongoing revenue diversification and conservative financial policies.

Fitch issued BBB+ ratings on Agilent's issuer default rating, senior unsecured revolving credit facility, and senior unsecured notes. The ratings affect about $2.8 billion of debt, including an undrawn $400 million revolving credit facility that expires in 2016, the ratings firm said.

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A panel at the New York Times discusses anonymity and privacy of users of 23andMe's services when access to its database is offered for research.

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins appears before a House subcommittee to discuss his agency's budget request.

In PNAS this week: Akt3 amplification in glioma progression, Tibetan Plateau frog genome, and more.

The US Supreme Court has declined to review a decision involving the use of "inadvertently shed" DNA in a police investigation and subsequent conviction.

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In this live webcast, Robert Gerszten of Massachusetts General Hospital will describe an ongoing project that is integrating metabolic and proteomic profiling to gain a better understanding of cardiometabolic disease.