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The company made the disclosures as part of Agilent's fiscal second-quarter earnings report, which showed that total revenues grew 16 percent and that a net loss in the prior-year period swung to a profit in the current quarter.

The firms will combine their mass spec and NMR technologies for metabolomic applications.

The revenue from the stimulus orders surpasses a $50 million estimate provided by the firm just a few months ago.

Bruker said that it booked orders from global stimulus programs, and it expects further orders from these programs through the rest of this year and into 2010.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.