Looking to expand its protein sciences business, GE Healthcare made an offer this week to acquire Biacore International for approximately SEK2.9 billion ($390 million).

Both GE Healthcare and Biacore said that the deal, if completed, would bring together two companies with "very complementary" products: Biacore's surface plasmon resonance-based instruments are used for studying protein-protein interactions and protein function, while GE Healthcare's liquid chromatography and electrophoresis products are used in proteomics and protein purification.

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Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

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China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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