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The UK-based genomic data compression software company has named startup Genique Lifesciences as its exclusive distributor in India.

In Nature this week: immunomagnetic method for sorting cells, cumulative effects of rare and common risk variants in schizophrenia, and more.

The company said its test is faster, more precise, and cheaper than the current gold standard Cepheid GeneXpert test.

In PLOS this week: genetic diversity of invasive Echium plantagineum, gene-miRNA interactions in abdominal aortic aneurysm, and more.

Among other projects, the partners plan to establish a large-scale tropical plant genomics R&D center and associated sequencing and bioinformatics infrastructure.

Get the latest news from 10x Genomics, Danaher, Paragon Genomics, CleanPlex, OpGen, Agilent Technologies, and Sysmex America for the week of 9/20/19.

Keep Them or Not?

NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.

BioStream will distribute the company's IsoCode and IsoLight products, which enable highly multiplexed protein measurements at the single-cell level.

The company's goal is to serve what it sees as a massive but underaddressed target group: Asian women.

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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.