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By Tony Fong NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – As companion diagnostics gain acceptance within the pharmaceutical sector and next-generation sequencing progresses toward clinical applications, Siemens is seeking a bigger role in the genomics space.

Roche has been awarded US Patent No. 8,119,353, "Rapid one-step reverse transcriptase PCR."
Waltraud Ankenbauer, Ursula Grepl, and Rita Haerteis are named as inventors on the patent.

Siemens Inks New Companion Dx Collaborations with ViiV Healthcare, Tocagen

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics today announced two deals to develop companion diagnostics for candidate drugs currently in clinical trials.

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.

Affymetrix of Santa Clara, Calif., has received US Patent No.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – What were the articles that gained the most interest from GenomeWeb Daily News' readers last week? Here are the top five:

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Siemens has put its lab-on-a-chip technology up for sale.

Illumina and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics said today that they will co-develop molecular diagnostic tests on Illumina's MiSeq sequencer.

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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.