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The impending acquisition will give Danaher ownership of MDS' Molecular Devices business, which in turn sells the Axon GenePix line of scanners that are widely used by researchers.

Under the terms of the non-exclusive agreement, the firms will recommend that their customers use CapitalBio's LuxScan array scanners with VigeneTech's MicroVigene image analysis suite for a range of array applications, with a particular emphasis on protein arrays.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.