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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 former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.