NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bio-Rad Laboratories has purchased next-generation sequencing technology firm GnuBio for an undisclosed price in order to give it capabilities in the NGS space, especially for clinical applications, Bio-Rad said this week.

Cambridge, Mass.-based GnuBio is developing a droplet-based sequencing platform that uses "picoinjector" technology developed in co-founder David Weitz’s physics laboratory at Harvard University.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

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