NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vermillion reported after the close of the market Thursday that its third quarter revenues were down 2 percent year over year at $323,000 versus $330,000 in Q3 2013.

Seegene will manufacture reagents designed exclusively for Beckman Coulter's new Veris MDx sample-to-answer molecular diagnostics system.

Genome Compiler will integrate DNA2.0's gene synthesis services into its computer-aided synthetic biology design platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Biocept reported today that its third quarter net loss increased 34 percent year over year, as the firm expanded initiatives in its fledgling oncology diagnostics business.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Molecular diagnostics firm Great Basin Scientific reported after the close of the market Thursday that its third quarter revenues climbed 83 percent year over year due to sales of its Clostridium difficile test.

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Though reverse transcription of RNA to cDNA is an essential first step for a growing number of genomics applications, researchers have long known of problems associated with RT and its effects on study results.

Sequencing technologies were more prevalent than ever at the Association for Molecular Pathology's corporate workshop day.

The ability to identify vanishing twins and triploid pregnancies could lower the rate of false-positive results from NIPT, prevent incorrect calls on fetal sex, and help with clinical management of triploid pregnancies, Natera said.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Human Longevity today announced a collaboration with King's College London to access and sequence the college's TwinsUK Registry.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.