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Genomic Solutions Now Uses Zymark s Twister to Tweak Hummingbird

NEW YORK, July 30 - Genomic Solutions will use Zymark's Twister II robotics technology to market a new automated version of its Cartesian Hummingbird, the companies said today.


This new version of Genomic Solutions' plate handler currently sells for $95,000, a company spokeswoman said. She added that potential competitors include Gilson and Tecan.


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The Scan

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.