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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.

The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.