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GE Healthcare this week launched the Illustra ExoStar kit for enzymatic PCR and sequencing clean-up.

The kit provides researchers with a cost-effective product for enzymatic removal of unincorporated primers and nucleotides from PCR and sequencing reactions, with no degradation of target PCR products, GE said. The kit contains two enzymes designed to work together, with one tube of exonuclease 1 at a concentration of 10 enzyme units per µL; and one tube of Illustra alkaline phosphatase at a concentration of one enzyme unit per µL.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.