By Justin Petrone

Agilent Technologies and Febit this week separately announced expansions to their sequence-capture product lines, while Roche NimbleGen discussed plans to grow its seq-cap portfolio by year end.

Clients of these firms use sequence capture, an application also known as target enrichment and targeted resequencing, to select specific target sequences for deep sequencing on second-generation tools sold by Illumina, Life Technologies' Applied Biosystems, and Roche 454 Life Sciences.

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Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.

Oct
17
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This webinar will present a method for RNA-seq expression analysis of FFPE-derived RNA samples that are too degraded for successful application of standard RNA-seq techniques.

Oct
25
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This webinar will detail a comprehensive strategy that a lab has put in place to evaluate  NGS oncology assays for genomic tumor profiling of plasma and tissue samples.