DeciBio

The market for next-generation sequencing-based molecular diagnostic tests is poised to grow more than tenfold between 2012 and 2015, driven by non-invasive prenatal and oncology tests, most of them targeted, according to a recent report from research firm DeciBio.

Next-generation sequencing is helping to drive the emerging market in single-cell genomics, according to a report by Culver City, Calif.-based market research firm DeciBio.

The next-generation sequencing market is poised to grow 20 percent per year from around $1.2 billion currently to $2.1 billion by 2015, driven in large part by desktop sequencers, according to a recent report by Los Angeles-based market research firm DeciBio.

Fluidigm's product revenues are expected to grow 27 percent annually over the next four years, buoyed by the company's participation in three rapidly growing niche markets — sample preparation for next-gen sequencing, single-cell genomics, and digital PCR — according to a market

Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.