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The method combines Promega's HaloCHIP DNA-protein complex capture technology and SwitchGear's high-throughput promoter assays.

The companies plan to co-develop a genomic DNA isolation system for large-volume blood samples.

Promega's luciferase reporters will be used in SABiosciences' assays.

The company purchased its partner in bioluminescent technologies.

Terms of the deal, which will run for "at least" the next six months, call for Promega to provide certain of its cell-based assays and instruments, and for Stemina to provide its expertise growing and monitoring hESCs.

Promega's ability to make hepatocytes is limited, so it made sense to partner with a company such as Celsis IVT that specializes in providing cells and other in vitro testing products, a Promega official said.

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The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.