CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) — Bio-Rad has developed an automated droplet generator for its droplet digital PCR platform and plans to begin shipping the add-on in September.

Unlike the current manual droplet generator, the automated system, called AutoDG, does not require a hood or clean room, and, after about five minutes of set-up time, generates 20,000 droplets per well in a 96-well plate format.

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In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.

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This webinar will discuss the use of shotgun metagenomics to identify children at risk of hospital-acquired infection.