New England Biolabs said this week that it has licensed single-cell amplification technology from Rubicon Genomics that it will market in a new kit for whole-genome amplification of single cells and low quantities of DNA.

The Single Cell Whole Genome Amplification kit is NEB's first product for the single-cell amplification market. The company said it expects the new kit to find use in "numerous research applications, including cancer studies."

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