Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Almost All of Silicon Genetics Employees Join Agilent Following Acquisition

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (GenomeWeb News) - With the exception of one or two administrative employees, all of Silicon Genetics' 50 employees have joined Agilent following Agilent's acquisition of the company, announced on Aug. 23, an Agilent representative said today.

 

According to the representative, all personnel from the sales, R&D, and training departments of Silicon Genetics have been switched over to Agilent. The acquisition closed on Nov. 1.

 

Together, Silicon Genetics, a Redwood City, Calif.-based software solutions company, and Agilent will form a life science-informatics team to create products spanning DNA, RNA, protein, and pathway applications, the companies said.

 

The team will sell and support products including the Rosetta Resolver and Luminator gene expression data analysis systems, the Agilent Spectrum Mill proteomics workbench, and the Agilent Synapsia informatics workbench.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.