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The technology is used to regulate temperature across a PCR plate.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Eppendorf said today that it has licensed patents covering gradient technology for thermal cyclers to SensoQuest, including German patent Nos. DE 19655282 and DE 19655141.

Eppendorf said recently that it has launched the Mastercycler Nexus X2 thermal cycler.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina today said that it has launched a partnership program aimed at developing automation methods for its TruSeq and Nextera Sample Preparation kits.

Eppendorf recently launched the Mastercycler Nexus X1, the latest addition to the company's Mastercycler range of PCR instruments.

IntegenX this week introduced the directional messenger RNA kit for automated next-generation sequencing library preparation on its Apollo 324 system.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Eppendorf this week opened its new UK headquarters in the Arlington Business Park in Stevenage.

The California Institute of Technology has received US Patent No. 8,252,539, "Microfabricated crossflow devices and methods." The patent describes a microfluidic device for analyzing or sorting biological materials, including polynucleotides and polypeptides, viruses, and cells.

Qiagen has been awarded US Patent No. 8,247,545, "Device and a process for the isolation of nucleic acids."
Metin Colpan is named as inventor on the patent.

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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.