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Beckman Coulter Upgrades DNAPrint Genotyping Platform

NEW YORK, July 12 (GenomeWeb News) - Beckman Coulter has upgraded DNAPrint's SNPstream genotyping instrument from 12-plex to 48-plex, DNAPrint said today.


The upgrade allows for an approximate four-fold increase in genotyping throughput, DNAPrint said. The upgrade in capability does not require labor increases; therefore, DNAPrint expects to see a significant reduction in price per genotype, it said.


Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The Scan

Just Breathing

A new analysis suggests that most Mycobacterium tuberculosis is spread by aerosols from breathing, rather than by coughing, the New York Times reports.

Just Like This One

NPR reports that the World Health Organization has hired a South African biotech company to recreate mRNA vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 that is similar to the one developed by Moderna.

Slow Start

The Wall Street Journal reports that Biogen's Alzheimer's disease treatment had revenues for July through September that totaled $300,000.

Genome Research Papers on Cancer Chromatin, Splicing in the Thymus, Circular RNAs in Cancer

In Genome Research this week: analysis of bivalent chromatin sites, RBFOX splicing factors' role in thymic epithelial cells, and more.