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Persistent is working with the Translational Genomics Research Institute to develop a commercial version of TGen's existing biospecimen management system dubbed Bio4D.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Persistent Systems and the Translational Genomics Research Institute announced they are developing a commercial version of a biospecimen management system.

Persistent Systems has awarded a $100,000 academic research grant to Indiana University's School of Informatics and Computing to fund research efforts in the Persistent Indiana Research Center — a research and development incubator that the company has set up in collaboration wit

Persistent will help redesign the software for Life Tech's 3500 Dx Series CE sequencer to meet FDA requirements for clinical use and will be the exclusive provider of tools to integrate third-party assays into the system.

The firms intend to file the software with the US Food and Drug Administration for molecular diagnostic applications.

Persistent said the business, based in Grenoble, France, provides an inroad for the firm to tap into the European life science market.

Agilent also has joined DriverCentral.net, a device driver portal for analytical instrument driver purchases.

Persistent Systems has helped deploy caBIG's caTissue suite for Delaware-based Christiana Care.

Persistent, which offers a broad range of IT services, is betting that the IU alliance will expand its life science capabilities, particularly within the area of second-generation sequencing.

Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.