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Amgen Buys DeCODE Genetics
2012-12-11 08:47:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Amgen, a giant biotechnology company, said it plans to pay $415 million to acquire a gene-hunting company. Amgen said on Monday it plans to purchase deCODE Genetics, a company based in Iceland and known for discoveries such as finding that the genetic nature of human disease was far more complex than thought. The two companies hope the deal will be symbolic, as deCODE receives a well-financed partner, and Amgen capitalizes on new...

2011-05-31 10:25:00

An investigation into direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests found flawed and inaccurate results, with each one giving different results, and in some cases arriving at medical predictions that were no more accurate than flipping a coin, a Dutch study has found. The findings of the study will increase calls for tighter regulations around personalized genetics tests which can cost more than $800. Critics decry the tests as a waste of money that could mislead people about their future health,...

2011-05-12 17:27:00

ATLANTA, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) today announced it has priced its previously announced offering of senior notes. EarthLink is offering $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 8-7/8% senior notes due 2019 to "qualified institutional buyers" as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") and outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. The issue price of the notes will be 96.555%...

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