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Exiqon this week launched an online tool for designing Locked Nucleic Acid-enhanced qPCR assays to quantify messenger RNA and non-coding RNA in combination with associated microRNAs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic said in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week that its shareholders have approved an increase in the number of authorized shares of the firm's common stock from 100 million to 150 million.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid this week received CE marking for its Xpert CT/NG and Xpert CT tests, and the firm said it would begin shipping the tests in Europe immediately.

Cepheid said this week that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared its GeneXpert Infinity-80 system in conjunction with its Xpert Flu test

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic today said that it has signed an agreement to acquire the biorepository assets of Gene Logic for $250,000 in cash.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic reported after the close of the market Tuesday that its first-quarter revenues fell 4 percent year over year due to a software problem that resulted in reduced sample processing capacity at its New Haven, Conn., lab testing facility.

Transgenomic and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have initiated a collaboration to evaluate Transgenomic's mutation detection technology in cancer patients, Transgenomic said this week.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic today said it has started a collaboration with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to assess Transgenomic's Ice Cold-PCR.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic today reported 69 percent revenue growth year over year for the fourth quarter.

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Stephen Hahn, the nominee to lead the US Food and Drug Administration, underwent a Senate confirmation hearing yesterday, the Washington Post reports.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved an RNA interference drug to treat acute hepatic porphyria.

Gizmodo looks over the past decade of consumer DNA testing to find the field to be lacking.

In Nature this week: native RNA sequencing and analysis of a human poly(A) transcriptome, nanopore sequencing-based method to analyze short tandem repeat expansions, and more.