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Agilent Technologies has certified SeqWright to offer Agilent's SureSelect Target Enrichment System for use with Life Technologies' Applied Biosystems SOLiD sequencing platform as part of its DNA technology services.


Roche NimbleGen this week said that Macrogen has become its Certified Service Provider for Korea.

Macrogen will now offer NimbleGen's Comparative Genomic Hybridization/Copy Number Variation services in its lab in Seoul, and will process gDNA samples for CGH/CNV using the complete NimbleGen array CGH workflow including the MS 200 Microarray Scanner, Roche said.


iKaryos Diagnostics recently announced regional distributors in Australia, Egypt, Hong Kong, Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates.

The new distributors, who were not named by the firm, will market iKaryos' SNP array-based Virtual Karyotype cancer diagnostic services, which provide genome-wide copy number and loss-of-heterozygosity information for both fresh and formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumors.

The Scan

Back as Director

A court has reinstated Nicole Boivin as director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Science reports.

Research, But Implementation?

Francis Collins reflects on his years as the director of the US National Institutes of Health with NPR.

For the False Negatives

The Guardian writes that the UK Health Security Agency is considering legal action against the lab that reported thousands of false negative COVID-19 test results.

Genome Biology Papers Present Epigenetics Benchmarking Resource, Genomic Architecture Maps of Peanuts, More

In Genome Biology this week: DNA methylation data for seven reference cell lines, three-dimensional genome architecture maps of peanut lines, and more.