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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – WaferGen Bio-system's third-quarter revenues almost doubled year over year, the company said in its quarterly earnings document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – WaferGen Bio-systems said today it has acquired an exclusive license to a patent covering a novel RNA Quality Control technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Takara Bio will distribute Exiqon's miRCURY LNA products in Asia beginning in January 2013, Exiqon announced today.

WaferGen Biosystems said this week that it has been awarded a €1 million ($1.3 million) matching grant by the Luxembourg government to help it expand its European operations, which are headquartered in Luxembourg.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – WaferGen Biosystems has received a €1 million ($1.3 million) matching grant from the Luxembourg government to expand its European operations, the company announced after the close of the market on Tuesday.

WaferGen has been awarded US Patent No. 8,252,581, "Apparatus for high-throughput chemical reactions."
Victor Joseph, Amjad Huda, and Alnoor Shivji are named as inventors on the patent.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – WaferGen Biosystems saw its second-quarter revenues fall 55 percent year over year, while its net loss narrowed sharply, it disclosed after the close of the market on Friday.

Researchers at the Karolinska Institute and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Sweden, in collaboration with Illumina, have evaluated a new method for studying the transcriptome of a few or single cells, an approach they say will have important applications in clinical r

WaferGen Biosystems said this week that it has initiated a new "open format" strategy that will facilitate custom assay development for customers on its SmartChip real-time PCR system.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – WaferGen Biosystems today said that it has "established a relationship" with Integrated DNA Technologies to provide IDT's PrimeTime qPCR primers for SYBR-based gene expression assays.

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In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.