Techne Product Watch: Eppendorf Mastercycler Nexus X2; Techne ISH Adapter for Thermal Cyclers Premium Eppendorf said recently that it has launched the Mastercycler Nexus X2 thermal cycler. Product Watch: OpenPCR; Fluorogenics Taqtonix; Techne PrimePCR Premium 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. Product Watch: Bio-Rad CFX96; Techne PrimeQ Premium 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. In Brief This Week: IntelligentMDx; Techne; Qiagen; Horizon Discovery; Penn Genome Frontiers Institute NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – IntelligentMDx has received the CE Mark for its herpes simplex virus molecular test. Product Watch: Illumina Nextera XT Sample Prep Kit; Bibby Scientific's Techne PrimeQ Cycler Premium Illumina this week introduced the Nextera XT DNA sample preparation kit for preparing and sequencing small genomes, PCR amplicons, and plasmids. May 3, 2011 Techne Acquires Reagents Maker Tocris May 20, 2010 UK Team Designs Microwave Thermal Cycling Technology for Lab-on-a-Chip Device Premium Breaking News GA4GH Announces 10 New 'Driver' Projects, Including First Pediatric Partner Single-Cell MRD Assay Helps Characterize Cells Surviving Acute Myeloid Leukemia Therapy Research Triangle Institute Partners With GeneDx, Illumina for Expanded Newborn Screening Study Bionano Genomics' Third Chinese OEM Partner Gets NMPA Nod for Sample Prep Product InformedDNA Buys gWell Health, Names New CEO The Scan Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants. Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms. Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema. Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.