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EASI-Genomics was launched earlier this year to provide free access to NGS technologies and genomic services to researchers from industry and academia.

LGC said the acquisition will improve its position across the clinical quality control tools market and increase its proficiency testing offerings.

CoPrimers use a proprietary chemistry that attaches primers to probes with a polyethylene glycol-based linker, which prevents the formation of primer-dimers.

The firm has been piecing together a collection of acquisitions over recent years that expand its presence in the genomics market, particularly custom oligos.

LGC said that the acquisition will increase its presence in the nucleic acid market, in addition to its previous acquisitions in the last few years.

The deal marks the latest in a series of acquisition LGC has made in recent years to expand its presence on the nucleic acid chemistry market.

LGC Acquires Lucigen

London-based LGC said that the acquisition increases its exposure to the next-generation sequencing and gene editing markets.

LGC will offer NuGen's single-primer enrichment technology for next-generation sequencing target enrichment.

LGC will supply DNA fragmentation instruments for clinical and agricultural biotechnology customers.

The company will integrate the oligonucleotide manufacturer with two of its existing sections to form a new Nucleic Acid Chemistry business unit.

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Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.