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GATC Installs 454's FLX in its German Sequencing Shop

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — GATC Biotech installed 454’s Genome Sequencer FLX System in its core lab in Konstanz, Germany, last month, GATC said today.
 
GATC, which reported in January it had purchased the FLX together with a Solexa 1G Genetic Analyzer, said it will use the FLX to focus on “in-depth analysis of whole transcriptomes,” but also will provide customers with all available FLX applications.
 
The company said in January it has pumped $1.5 million worth of sequencing tools into its Konstanz lab, where it will offer sample preparation, sequencing, and bioinformatics services.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.