KBioscience

LGC Genomics said last week that it has expanded its nucleic acid extraction services to North America through the group's genomics laboratory in Beverly, Mass.
The new extraction service will complement existing capacity in Berlin and London, LGC said.

LGC Genomics, a division of the UK-based LGC Group that provides DNA and genetic analysis services, recently expanded its genotyping facilities to keep up with its sequencing-based SNP discovery services.

KBioscience develops genotyping assays using a fluorescence-based competitive allele-specific PCR technique that it calls KASP.

LGC Buys KBioscience

LGC's Genomics division and KBioscience will be combined to offer genomic services and solutions.

Many more plant and animal-themed SNP chips are expected to become available soon for organisms as diverse as wheat, horse, avocado, and catfish.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.

CNBC reports that there are thousands of genetic tests available for consumers to chose between.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of ducks, whole-genome doubling among tumor samples, and more.