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University of Rochester Medical Center said this week that Hulin Wu, a professor of biostatistics and computational biology, will serve as the founding director of its newly established Center for Integrative Bioinformatics and Experimental Mathematics.

Biogazelle this week announced the appointment of Kris Vanhercke as chief operating officer.

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Roche Diagnostics has launched its LightCycler Nano real-time PCR system in the US.

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Biogazelle's qBase Plus 2

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Exiqon's miRcury LNA Universal RT microRNA qPCR assays; Bio-Rad's CFX Manager 2.0 software.

Researchers from Ghent University and the National University of Ireland have identified and validated a panel of six microRNAs ideal for use as reference genes in PCR-based miRNA expression analysis in colorectal cancer.

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A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.

CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.

Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.