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Qiagen and Protedyne Team Up to Develop Automated Nucleic Acid Purification System

NEW YORK, June 14 (GenomeWeb News) - Qiagen and Protedyne will collaborate to develop an automated nucleic acid purification system for diagnostic samples, the companies said today.

 

Qiagen, based in Venlo, the Netherlands, will create high-throughput nucleic acid purification procedures for Windsor, Conn.-based Protedyne's BioCube instruments.

 

Both companies plan to make available sample preparation protocols resulting from the collaboration as technical notes.

The Scan

Unique Germline Variants Found Among Black Prostate Cancer Patients

Through an exome sequencing study appearing in JCO Precision Oncology, researchers have found unique pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants within a cohort of Black prostate cancer patients.

Analysis of Endogenous Parvoviral Elements Found Within Animal Genomes

Researchers at PLOS Biology have examined the coevolution of endogenous parvoviral elements and animal genomes to gain insight into using the viruses as gene therapy vectors.

Saliva Testing Can Reveal Mosaic CNVs Important in Intellectual Disability

An Australian team has compared the yield of chromosomal microarray testing of both blood and saliva samples for syndromic intellectual disability in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

Octopus Brain Complexity Linked to MicroRNA Expansions

Investigators saw microRNA gene expansions coinciding with complex brains when they analyzed certain cephalopod transcriptomes, as they report in Science Advances.