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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.

The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.