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News on automation and liquid handling systems for diagnostic labs.

Single-cell analysis, next-generation sequencing, and synthetic DNA have all been crucial to efforts to find antibodies that could neutralize SARS-CoV-2.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based firm also said it tacked on $3 million to its Series B financing round for a total of $30 million.

The Shenzhen Mammoth Public Welfare Foundation, which BGI sponsors, has also raised funding to purchase PCR and automate sample preparation instruments.

Due out in December, the Magnis automated library prep instrument is meant to be an affordable and easy way for researchers to use Agilent's SureSelect kits.

The company's life sciences revenues were up 6 percent while its diagnostics business grew almost 7 percent.

Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.

CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.

The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.

In Science this week: atlas of affected cell populations in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and more.