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Eppendorf said recently that it has launched the Mastercycler Nexus X2 thermal cycler.

London-based web retailer Cool Components said this week that it has begun selling OpenPCR, an ultra-cheap pre-fabricated kit for assembling a personal thermal cycler.

Bio-Rad has introduced the CFX96 Touch Deep Well Real-Time PCR system for large-volume reactions, and CFX Qualification Plates for instrument performance verification.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – IntelligentMDx has received the CE Mark for its herpes simplex virus molecular test.

Illumina this week introduced the Nextera XT DNA sample preparation kit for preparing and sequencing small genomes, PCR amplicons, and plasmids.

Tocris' product offerings will be combined with those of Techne's R&D Systems subsidiary.

The technology, developed at the University of Hull, can perform PCR amplification using heating rates and reagent quantities an order of magnitude faster and smaller than commercial instruments.

In PLOS this week: grey wolf population genomics, mutations associated with lung adenocarcinoma survival, and more.

An opinion piece at Bloomberg discusses China's stance on genomic research.

Genetic ancestry testing can affect a person's sense of identity, the New York Times Magazine writes.

Nebula Genomics is launching its genome sequencing service for free for people who provide certain information about themselves, the Boston Globe reports.