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Thermo Fisher Opens RNAi Lab in Colorado for Contract Services, R&D

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Thermo Fisher Scientific has opened an RNAi research and services lab in Lafayette, Colo., the company said today.
 
The lab will offer contract RNAi screening and analysis services, including high-throughput screening, along with services and research using the company’s bioreagents, robotics, and other instrument systems, the company said.
 
It will also develop new therapeutic technologies involving RNAi, Thermo said.
 
Thermo said the lab features its Dharmacon siRNA and miRNA libraries, as well as the BioImage and Cellomics high-content screening reagents and image-analysis instruments.

The Scan

Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures

In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.

Family Genetic Risk Score Linked to Diagnostic Trajectory in Psychiatric Disorders

Researchers in JAMA Psychiatry find ties between high or low family genetic risk scores and diagnostic stability or change in four major psychiatric disorders over time.

Study Questions Existence of Fetal Microbiome

A study appearing in Nature this week suggests that the reported fetal microbiome might be the result of sample contamination.

Fruit Fly Study Explores Gut Microbiome Effects on Circadian Rhythm

With gut microbiome and gene expression experiments, researchers in PNAS see signs that the microbiome contributes to circadian rhythm synchronicity and stability in fruit flies.