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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biosearch Technologies today announced it has acquired the exclusive worldwide rights to the turboFISH technology.

The story has been updated to include comments by a Biosearch official about LightSpeed's next-gen sequencing development efforts.

Integrated DNA Technologies has launched PrimeTime Eco Probes and PrimeTime Mini LNA Probes as part of its PrimeTime qPCR products portfolio.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – LGC Genomics and Covaris announced late on Wednesday a partnership to develop solutions for the high-throughput extraction of nucleic acids from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples.

Biocartis of Lausanne, Switzerland, has been awarded US Patent No. 8,441,629, "Optical detection system for monitoring rtPCR reaction."

Life Technologies said this week that it has become the exclusive worldwide distributor for LGC Forensics' recently launched ParaDNA platform, a portable DNA testing system designed to determine the quality of human DNA more quickly and efficiently than existing methods.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biosearch Technologies today said that it has acquired the exclusive worldwide rights to continuing Stellaris RNA FISH-based inventions from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Evogen, a Lenexa, Kansas-based developer of molecular detection and diagnostic technologies, said this week that it has non-exclusively licensed its PCR probe technology to Focus Diagnostics, a Quest Diagnostics subsidiary.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biosearch Technologies said today that it has acquired the oligonucleotide manufacturing division of DNA Technology for an undisclosed amount.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.