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.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.