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Sigma Life Science, a division of Sigma-Aldrich, has released Onyx Quencher, a proprietary quencher designed to improve signal quality in quantitative real-time PCR assays.

Roche this week launched new software updates, including advanced high-resolution melting analysis and qualitative detection modules, for the LightCycler 96 system.

Sigma Life Sciences has introduced Mission synthetic and lentiviral microRNA inhibitors for the long-term suppression of any endogenous human and mouse miRNA.

GE Healthcare has launched its Illustra Ready-To-Go GenomiPhi kits, providing researchers with a pre-dispensed, room temperature stable formulation for whole-genome amplification.

Sigma Life Science, a division of Sigma Aldrich, is attempting to increase its share of the qPCR market by introducing for the first time pre-designed qPCR products to complement the custom product design work that has comprised the core of its business for the past several years

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Sigma Life Science's new cancer cell lines

Cofactor Genomics will provide the sequencing and analysis using next-generation sequencing, while Sigma's Sage Labs will provide the samples and also create a free, public database to host the sequence data.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.