Sample Prep

News on DNA library prep, labeling, extraction, automation, protein purification & enrichment in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

The team tested 21 protocols for extracting DNA from human fecal microbiome samples to recommend one to improve comparability between studies.

Under an NIH grant, the firm plans to develop its Chicago method to analyze fecal metagenomic samples without relying on first culturing the bacteria.

Lexogen has commercialized the method, which involves labeling newly synthesized RNA, and said it would have applications in drug discovery pipelines.

 

Hangzhou Chengyuan Genomics will provide single-cell analysis services and sell 1CellBio's InDrop instrument, reagents, and kits in China. 

The firms will comarket AATI's automated CE systems for quality control analysis of nucleic acids in Illumina's next-generation sequencing workflows.

Labs in the US and South Korea are hoping to bring the woolly mammoth back from beyond extinction, Newsweek writes.

Geneticist Adam Rutherford speaks with National Geographic about paleogenetics, race, and more.

Researchers link genetic links between education and smoking and longevity.

In PNAS this week: influence of gene environment interactions on polygenic traits, epigenetic features affecting fruit fly foraging, and more.