Zymo Research

The companies will combine their respective technologies into a single product offering for microbiome analysis.

The distribution agreement covers Zymo's nucleic acid products, including ones for DNA purification, RNA extraction, and microbiomic analysis.

Zymo said it has already created optimized methods for microbiomics and RNA isolation for use on Hamilton's platforms.

The DNA methylation age concept, developed by UCLA geneticist Steve Horvath, uses 353 markers obtained from Illumina methylation arrays.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.