SwitchGear Genomics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Active Motif announced Thursday that it has acquired privately held genomics tools maker SwitchGear Genomics for an undisclosed price.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SwitchGear Genomics today said it has partnered with New England Biolabs to develop a new dual reporter assay system.

Cosmo Bio will distribute the LightSwitch Luciferase Assay System with marketing and technical support from SwitchGear.

BioCat will distribute the firm's LightSwitch Luciferase Assay System in select European countries.

Under the distribution agreement, SwitchGear will offer the reagent as a standalone product as well as part of its own LightSwitch Transfection Optimization kit.

The collaboration brings together SwitchGear's expertise in gene regulatory networks and Sigma-Aldrich's lentiviral technology and is expected to result in a genome-wide collection of target vectors.

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

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.