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The deal covers AnaSpec's catalog and custom products.

In Vitro will distribute AnaSpec's peptides, fluorescent dyes, antibodies, and other products throughout Europe.

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Life Technologies' Custom Plus TaqMan assays, mouse copy number assays, Qubit 2.0 fluorometer, and bovine diarrhea diagnostic kit; TATAA Biocenter's new services; Amresco's Ready PCR Mix, 2X; and Eurogentec AnaSpec's FAST master mixes.

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AnaSpec introduces Eurogentec's Mesa Blue qPCR MasterMix; Idaho Technology launches training kit for Razor line of biothreat detection systems.

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Bioeasy will be a non-exclusive distributor of AnaSpec products in Brazil.

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GE Healthcare, OriGene, AnaSpec

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Olink Bioscience, AnaSpec

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Thermo Fisher PCR plates; Pall filter plates; AnaSpec qPCR master mixes, and Mo Bio DNA and RNA isolation kits

The purchase, for an undisclosed amount, gives Eurogentec AnaSpec's catalog antibodies and peptides and dye technology, while increasing the Belgian company's visibility in the US.

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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.