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The Houston-based firm said that it would offer the technology as part of its service business first, followed shortly by a kit launch.

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Some microRNA array vendors say they see no sign in market maturation, and users say there continue to be compelling reasons to add miRNA expression profiling to their research.

The firm will use the undisclosed amount to optimize the protocols for its genomic-selection application and to start building a sales and marketing force that "will become more visible in the second half of this year," CEO Fred Dom said.

Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.