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The approval allows the company to directly market and sell the CTC technology to labs and other institutions to develop and implement IVD tests.

The two companies have  been working together since February and now are formalizing plans to develop and test new products.

News items for the week of Oct. 28, 2019

The company also said that it has acquired Beijing-based food safety testing firm Meizheng Group. The deal is expected to expand PerkinElmer's food safety capabilities.

Nippon Genetics, headquartered in Duren, Germany, offers a range of products for cell and molecular biology research.

In Genome Biology this week: effect of structural variants in cancer, comparison of human and primate gut microbiomes, and more.

Under the non-exclusive agreement, the firms will make Twist's portfolio of NGS target enrichment products available for MGI's sequencing platforms.

The Guardian reports that birds' eggs may be darker in cooler regions because of how they retain heat.

MGI hopes to ship the sequencer, one of several products it unveiled at the International Conference on Genomics, to early-access partners in early 2020.

By combining mitochondrial DNA and climatic data, an international team of researchers found that an early mitochondrial lineage emerged in a paleo-wetland.

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In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.

MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.