Orion Genomics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing online today in Nature, researchers from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Orion Genomics, and elsewhere reported on findings from a genome and transcriptome sequencing study of

HandyLab (Becton Dickinson) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,088,616, "Heater unit for microfluidic diagnostic system."
Kalyan Handique is named as inventor on the patent.

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Orion Genomics said this week that it has non-exclusively licensed its MethylScreen technology to Qiagen for use in its EpiTect Methyl qPCR array kits for DNA methylation profiling and epigenetics studies.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Orion Genomics today said that it has licensed to Qiagen non-exclusive rights to its MethylScreen technology for epigenetics research.

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Jeff Fitzgerald has joined Expression Analysis as director of business development.

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Steven Smith has been selected to serve as the executive vice president of bioinformatics at Orion Genomics.

Roche, Toshiba, Sekisui Medical, Complete Genomics, Orion Genomics, JWCI, and Norchip are awarded US patents.

Sequenom, Aisin Seiki, Riken, University of California, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Orion Genomics win US patents.

Orion Genomics and Novartis Molecular Diagnostics will use Orion's technologies to search for epigenetic markers related to a range of diseases.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.