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Exiqon this week launched an online tool for designing Locked Nucleic Acid-enhanced qPCR assays to quantify messenger RNA and non-coding RNA in combination with associated microRNAs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies this week said that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $.10 per share payable on July 25 to all shareholders of record as of July 3.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – WaferGen Biosystems' revenues for the first quarter of 2012 fell nearly five-fold year over year, the company said in its Form 10-Q filed on Friday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

WaferGen Biosystems this week said that it has cut 20 jobs in order to cut costs and provide "more operational flexibility."

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – WaferGen Bio-systems announced today a reorganization of its business, which resulted in the elimination of about 20 jobs during the first quarter.

Takara Bio Europe has introduced the Xfect siRNA transfection reagent.

WaferGen Biosystems said this week that it has appointed Ivan Trifunovich as president, CEO, and director.

Naveed Aziz has joined Genome Canada as director of technology programs, where he will focus on the organization's Science and Technology Innovation Centers, technology development, and bioinformatics.

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Retraction Watch reports that a paper was pulled because it refers to a gene that doesn't exist in mice.

Researchers were able to generate fertilized northern white rhinoceros eggs, according to Mashable.

Former Orig3n employees raise concerns about its testing at Bloomberg Businessweek.

In PLOS this week: microRNA expression changes in hepatocellular carcinoma, real-time PCR-based approach for diagnosing schistosomiasis, and more.