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The effort, which relied on Oxford BioDynamics' EpiSwitch platform, resulted in an assay that researchers believe could be developed into a test to guide therapy selection for patients.

The change will be felt most immediately in Europe, where the Dutch molecular diagnostics company recently secured a CE-IVD mark for its MammaPrint BluePrint kit.

The companies will integrate Agilent's Seahorse XFe96/XFe24 Analyzers with BioTek's Cytation 1 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader.

Advanced Analytical markets CE instruments, reagents, and software for nucleic acid analysis while Lasergen is a next-generation sequencing technology developer.

The firm cited "strong demand for pathology products and companion diagnostics services" for revenue gains in its Diagnostics and Genomics Group.

Some of the biggest players in the life science tools and diagnostics industries including Danaher, Agilent, and Hologic presented on day two of the conference, discussing plans for 2018.

Ireland-based Luxcel is a developer of real-time fluorescence plate reader-based in vitro cell assay kits.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.