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Mo Bio Laboratories has launched the PowerMag Blood DNA/RNA Isolation Kit.

Mo Bio Laboratories has launched the PowerMag Air & Water DNA/RNA Isolation Kit for automated purification of nucleic acids from filtered air and water samples.

Mo Bio Laboratories this week launched the BiOstic FFPE Tissue RNA Isolation Kit.

Mo Bio Laboratories has launched the BiOstic FFPE Tissue RNA Isolation Kit.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genome Diagnostics (GenDx) announced this week the launch of KimerDx, a spinout of GenDx focused on developing solid organ transplant tests for monitoring disease relapse and transplant rejection. The new firm is led by Doug Bost as managing director.

Syzygy Biotech has introduced rEVAlution qPCR master mix, an environmentally safe, ready-to-use hot-start qPCR mixture.

RainDance Technologies said this week that it has added one-step single molecule RNA detection capabilities to its RainDrop Digital PCR system.

A new project called PathoMap is exploring the microbiome of public spaces in New York City, starting with the subway system.

Bio-Rad Laboratories has launched the iQ-Check Prep system, a liquid-handling platform that automates sample preparation for real-time PCR-based food pathogen testing.

Covaris last week introduced a single-tube FFPE DNA extraction kit for high-yield, large molecular weight DNA extraction from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples.

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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.