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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.

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.

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.

Diffinity Genomics said this week that it has been awarded a pair of grants worth more than $200,000 from the National Human Genome Research Institute to further develop rapid nucleic acid purification methods.

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UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.

President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.