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An international team has sequenced the Zostera marina genome to uncover gene gains and losses that helped it in its return to the sea.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Biogazelle said today that it has received a €2 million ($2.5 million) investment from Qbic Arkiv Fund, Foundation Majoie, and SOFI (Spin-Off Financing Instrument).

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Researchers interested in microRNA expression profiling today face a bevy of options including microarrays, quantitative PCR assays, and next-generation sequencing applications, but it is not always obvious which platform is the most suitable for a given study.

WaferGen Biosystems this week launched the SmartChip TE, a PCR-based target-enrichment product for sample preparation prior to targeted re-sequencing on next-generation platforms.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MDxHealth and Ghent University announced today that they have formed a new epigenetics research center to accelerate innovations in personalized medicine.

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The work offers insight into the great diversity of core cell cycle proteins in plants and could help scientists understand signaling systems essential to increasing agricultural yield, said one of the researchers.

Researchers from Ghent University and the National University of Ireland have identified and validated a panel of six microRNAs ideal for use as reference genes in PCR-based miRNA expression analysis in colorectal cancer.

Although Roche said that it signed an agreement with Ghent University in general, the instrument will primarily be used in the laboratory of Jo Vandesompele, one of the pre-eminent researchers in the qPCR field.

Researchers at the Belgian University will use the Roche tool in a range of cancer research projects.


In Nature this week: modern European bison analysis, phased diploid genome assembly algorithms, and more.

Actress Jennifer Lopez is working with NBC on a CRISPR-inspired television show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Researchers trace the origin of one human papillomavirus lineage to Neanderthals or Denisovans, Vox reports.

The BabySeq project faces lower-than-expected enrollment rates, according to ScienceInsider.