By Ben Butkus

Quanticel Pharmaceuticals, a San Francisco-based startup using single-cell genomic analysis for drug discovery, is using Fluidigm's BioMark HD real-time PCR system as part of its discovery platform, Fluidigm said this week.

Quanticel, based upon the work of Stanford University professors Stephen Quake and Michael Clarke, burst onto the scene last week when it announced it had entered into a $45 million collaborative agreement with Celgene to develop new cancer drugs.

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A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

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