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Fluidigm has launched SlingShot kits for sequencing library quantification. The kits consist of an integrated fluidic circuit chip, library-specific assays for different second-generation sequencing platforms, a sample-loading agent, and an assay-loading agent.

SlingShot, which uses digital PCR to detect amplifiable molecules within a sequencing library, enables researchers to start with as little as one picogram of sample for both library preparation and sequencing, according to Fluidigm. The product also eliminates the need for library titrations, Fluidigm said.

Thermo Fisher Scientific said earlier this month that its PCR and RT-PCR kits are now available with deoxynucleoside triphosphates, or dNTPs.

NuGen Technologies has launched an RNA-amplification system that enables researchers to perform whole-transcriptome gene-expression analysis from a single cell. Based on the company's amplification technology, the WT-Ovation One-Direct RNA Amplification System uses a three-step process to prepare samples directly from cell lysate for analyses that use microarrays or qPCR.

The Scan

Study Examines Insights Gained by Adjunct Trio RNA Sequencing in Complex Pediatric Disease Cases

Researchers in AJHG explore the diagnostic utility of adding parent-child RNA-seq to genome sequencing in dozens of families with complex, undiagnosed genetic disease.

Clinical Genomic Lab Survey Looks at Workforce Needs

Investigators use a survey approach in Genetics in Medicine Open to assess technologist applications, retention, and workforce gaps at molecular genetics and clinical cytogenetics labs in the US.

Study Considers Gene Regulatory Features Available by Sequence-Based Modeling

Investigators in Genome Biology set sequence-based models against observational and perturbation assay data, finding distal enhancer models lag behind promoter predictions.

Genetic Testing Approach Explores Origins of Blastocyst Aneuploidy

Investigators in AJHG distinguish between aneuploidy events related to meiotic missegregation in haploid cells and those involving post-zygotic mitotic errors and mosaicism.