Following the merger of Solexa and Lynx Therapeutics, Solexa CEO John West will become chief executive officer of the combined company, the partners announced. West joined Solexa last month from Applied Biosystems, where he was vice president of DNA platforms. He will also join the board of directors of the merged company, which will also include Craig Taylor, chairman of Lynx Therapeutics, and four venture capital members of the current Solexa board.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.

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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.

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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.