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PCRmax Alpha Cycler 2

PCRmax, a subsidiary of Bibby Scientific, has launched its Alpha Cycler 2, a compact dual-block system for flexible and PCR-based DNA analysis with unique reporting and diagnostic function. The system is coupled with an Andriod OS interface, and a mobile app which lets users scan a QR code that allows them to monitor their runs and access programs remotely. The platform also saves laboratory space as it condenses two independent blocks into one compact system, the company said.

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Ancient Greek Army Ancestry Highlights Mercenary Role in Historical Migrations

By profiling genomic patterns in 5th century samples from in and around Himera, researchers saw diverse ancestry in Greek army representatives in the region, as they report in PNAS.

Estonian Biobank Team Digs into Results Return Strategies, Experiences

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics outline a procedure developed for individual return of results for the population biobank, along with participant experiences conveyed in survey data.

Rare Recessive Disease Insights Found in Individual Genomes

Researchers predict in Genome Medicine cross-population deletions and autosomal recessive disease impacts by analyzing recurrent nonallelic homologous recombination-related deletions.

Genetic Tests Lead to Potential Prognostic Variants in Dutch Children With Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Researchers in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine found that the presence of pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants was linked to increased risk of death and poorer outcomes in children with pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy.