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

Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.