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Roche has been awarded US Patent No. 8,071,338, "Suppression of amplification using an oligonucleotide and a polymerase significantly lacking 5'-to-3' nuclease activity."
Nicolas Newton is named as the inventor on the patent.

NuGen and Ion Torrent have released the NuGen Encore NGS Library Systems for the Ion Torrent PGM.

Bio-Rad has introduced the CFX Connect real-time PCR detection system.
The CFX Connect system offers the same performance as the CFX96 Touch real-time PCR system, but requires a computer for operation, Bio-Rad said.

By Ben Butkus
This article has been updated from a previous version to include comments from NuGen's CEO.

NuGen and Advanced Liquid Logic will co-develop automated sample prep technology for next-generation sequencing, the companies said today.

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The Atlantic reports another SARS-CoV-2 testing problem may be lurking: backlogs.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of "the Methuselah of freshwater fish."

The US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority is supporting efforts to develop vaccines against SARS-CoV-2.

In Genome Biology this week: difference in methylation in neurons from Parkinson's disease patients, differential expression analysis by barcoded sequencing approach, and more.