NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Reagents and sample prep products firm Orochem Technologies said today that it has acquired Oligonet, a maker of custom synthetic oligonucleotides.

Lombard, Ill.-based Orochem said it purchased Oligonet to advance its goals in the synthetic oligos market.

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The Atlantic reports that genetic counselors are coping with an influx of patients seeking advice on their direct-to-consumer genetic test results.

A small study finds differences between three genomic prostate cancer tests, Medscape reports.

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