Diffinity Genomics

DNA purification firm Diffinity will become a business unit of Chiral following the completion of the deal.

Cepheid disclosed in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week that it has terminated the employment of Nicolaas Arnold, its executive vice president of worldwide commercial operations.

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – AssureRx Health, a neuropsychiatric personalized medicine company, has formed a scientific advisory board, which will guide the company's R&D efforts on pharmacogenomic products.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Diffinity Genomics has won a pair of grants worth a total of $700,000 from the National Institutes of Health to support the company's ongoing development of new technologies and products for rapid nucleic acid purification using specialized pipette tips.

Diffinity Genomics this month won a pair of grants worth a total of $700,000 from the National Institutes of Health to support the company's ongoing development of new technologies and products for rapid nucleic acid purification using specialized pipette tips.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche will shutter its NimbleGen microarray business, and will phase out array production and services by the end of the year.

Diffinity Genomics said this week that it has closed a Series B financing.

Diffinity Genomics has launched the Diffinity RapidTip2 for PCR purification and polymerase removal prior to cloning or Sanger sequencing.

Diffinity Genomics said this week that it has signed a non-exclusive agreement with Sigma-Aldrich to distribute the Diffinity RapidTip PCR purification product worldwide.

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.