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This story has been updated from a previous version to include information about the agreement between TATAA Biocenter and Roche.

TATAA will sell ArcticZymes' heat-labile enzymes for use in contamination control through its sales channels; and will integrate ArcticZymes' products into its range of courses.

The companies will sell each other's products in Europe.

The Scandinavian biocenter will distribute TriLink's CleanAmp Products.

TriLink Biotechnologies has entered into a distribution agreement with TATAA Biocenter to sell TriLink's CleanAmp products.

Product Watch: Dec 2, 2010

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Life Technologies' Custom Plus TaqMan assays, mouse copy number assays, Qubit 2.0 fluorometer, and bovine diarrhea diagnostic kit; TATAA Biocenter's new services; Amresco's Ready PCR Mix, 2X; and Eurogentec AnaSpec's FAST master mixes.

The platform will immediately compete with Fluidigm's Digital Array technology, heretofore the sole dPCR product on the market; as well as with QuantaLife's Droplet Digital system, which was also unveiled this week.

News from TATAA Biocenter's European qPCR symposium in Göteborg, Sweden, included DiaGenic's PCR-based blood test for Alzheimer's disease and breast cancer; an 'ultrafast, ultracheap' portable real-time PCR system from KIST-Europe; high-resolution melting startup Epilabs from the University of Aarhus and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre; and Helixis' new thermal cycler.

The National Cancer Institute and international stem-cell research consortium ESTools have purchased site-wide licenses to Integromics' RealTime StatMiner. Meantime, qPCR support and services organization TATAA Biocenter will distribute and provide training for the software.

Tataa Bioscience will provide training for Integromics' real-time qPCR software in Sweden and the Czech Republic.

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US tax agency says 23andMe's genetic health test can be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The Guardian reports that some UK physicians are calling for increased regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

Two Democratic lawmakers argue at USA Today that independent science is under attack by the Trump Administration.

In PLOS this week: networks of genes co-expressed in depression, role of minichromosome maintenance genes in lung adenocarcinoma, and more.