NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Helicos Biosciences said yesterday that it has for the time being ruled out a potential sale of the company in light of expected revenues through the first quarter of 2010.

In September, Helicos announced that it had hired investment bank Thomas Weisel Partners "to assist the company with its evaluation and execution of strategic alternatives" such as financings, joint ventures, or partnerships.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.

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