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Abcam was encouraged to buy Firefly BioWorks by its customers, who are more frequently complementing their protein analysis work with miRNA studies.

The all-cash deal gives Abcam access to Firefly's multiplex assay biomarker-detection platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Firefly BioWorks said in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it has raised $775,000 toward a targeted amount of $1.5 million.

Lawrence Livermore National Security and The University of California have been awarded US Patent No.

The Spanish Scientific Research Council of Madrid, Spain, has received US Patent No.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – EMD Millipore, a division of Germany's Merck KGaA, announced this week that it has signed a deal to become the global distributor of Firefly BioWorks' SmartRNAplex microRNA profiling assay.
Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Firefly BioWorks said this week that it has awarded $120,000 in grant funding to support 12 projects that involve the profiling of large numbers of samples over multiple microRNA targets.

Firefly Bioworks said this week that it has established a grant program designed to support microRNA research by a scientist or engineer from any academic or non-profit research institution.

This week, Firefly BioWorks released PubmiR, a free search engine for microRNA pathways.

New Products: Firefly's PubmiR

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Firefly Bioworks has released PubmiR, a search engine specifically dedicated to microRNA pathways.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.