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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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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.