Life Technologies this week reported 1 percent organic growth in the first quarter for its Research Consumables division, driven in part by endpoint PCR products and molecular and cell biology consumables; and 4 percent organic growth for its Genetic Analysis division, despite the expected continuing decline of qPCR royalties.

In addition, Life Tech reported 3 percent organic growth in Q1 for its Applied Sciences unit, driven by increased sales in bioproduction, forensics, animal health, and food safety.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.