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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Integrated DNA Technologies said today it has obtained a license to manufacture and supply EliTech Group's MGB Eclipse qPCR probes for use in human in vitro diagnostic tests.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A US-Israeli team has developed an improved optical method for reading out the ion current through solid-state nanopores, providing an alternative to present approaches for nanopore sequencing that use electrical measurements.

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Directed Genomics, a startup that is currently being incubated within New England Biolabs, is aiming to develop technology to tackle problem areas of the next-generation sequencing workflow, with its first focus on target enrichment technology.

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The Baylor College of Medicine has named Matthew Ellis the newest McNair Scholar, a program that identifies researchers in breast and pancreatic cancer, juvenile diabetes, and neuroscience.

NEWYORK (GenomeWeb) – GenomOncology said this week that the pathology department at Ohio State University's college of medicine is using the GO Clinical Workbench to support its next-generation sequencing-based cancer panels.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Department of Agriculture has deregulated two RNAi-modified crop plants, potato and alfalfa, deeming that they do not pose a risk to other plants and therefore are not subject to certain regulatory requirements.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Epigenomics today said that its third quarter revenues grew 7 percent year over year as the firm progresses in its efforts to gain regulatory approval of its colorectal cancer molecular diagnostic test.

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An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.