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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sigma-Aldrich today said it has signed an original equipment manufacturer's agreement with Danaher business AB Sciex for the global distribution of mass spectrometry-based tagging chemistries.

Sigma-Aldrich this week released its KiCqStart Primers, a series of primer pairs designed to quantify gene expression using two-step or one-step SYBR Green I qPCR.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sigma-Aldrich has laid off 30 employees as part of a restructuring plan to "exit various sales office locations in Europe," the company disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission recently.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sigma-Aldrich today said that it has signed an agreement to market Axiogenesis' mouse-induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes and smooth muscle cells for preclinical cardiotoxicity screening.

GE Healthcare has launched its Illustra Ready-To-Go GenomiPhi kits, providing researchers with a pre-dispensed, room temperature stable formulation for whole-genome amplification.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sigma-Aldrich today reported second-quarter revenue growth of 4 percent but fell short of analysts' expectations for the top line.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Despite healthier than expected spending during the second quarter, life science researchers are expected to tighten their purse strings for the remainder of the year, according to the results of a survey conducted by investment firm Goldman Sachs.

Bruker announced this week that it has appointed Charles Wagner as executive vice president and new chief financial officer, effective June 30.

Sigma Life Science, a division of Sigma Aldrich, is attempting to increase its share of the qPCR market by introducing for the first time pre-designed qPCR products to complement the custom product design work that has comprised the core of its business for the past several years

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sigma-Aldrich said after the close of the market Wednesday that it has established a new $600 million revolving credit facility.

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NPR reports that researchers in New York are investigating whether it is possible to edit the genomes of human sperm.

A letter criticizing actions by the US government and research institutions toward Chinese and Chinese-American scientists has garnered more than a hundred signatories.

In an opinion piece at the Nation, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher argues that everyone should be able to access prenatal genetic testing.

In Nature this week: ancient DNA uncovers presence of Mediterranean migrants at a Himalayan lake, and more.