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The team found that DNA damage affects a variety of samples and may lead to erroneous low-frequency variant calls unless stringent filtering is applied or the damage is repaired prior to sequencing.

The company published the results of an extensive error analysis and plans to use its new high-sensitivity fidelity assay to develop enzymes in the future.

Anna-Sophia Boguraev during her visit to New England Biolabs. Credit: James McNeill

Co-sponsored by Boeing and miniPCR, the winning high school student's project will be carried out by astronauts aboard ISS and is believed to be the first ever PCR in space.

The appeals court agreed with a previous ruling that found New England Biolabs failed to file its lawsuit in a timely manner.

The tool will simplify the design of cloning experiments using the Golden Gate Assembly method, the companies said. 

VWR will distribute a broader lineup of NEB's products, which will be made available through e-business and other sales channels.

Developed by New England Biolabs, the method uses pH-sensitive colorimetric dyes and is being utilized by the company to create assays for neglected tropical diseases.

Qiagen has been awarded

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Directed Genomics, a startup that is currently being incubated within New England Biolabs, is aiming to develop technology to tackle problem areas of the next-generation sequencing workflow, with its first focus on target enrichment technology.

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The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.