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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Helicos BioSciences filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday.

The Cambridge, Mass.-based single-molecule sequencing firm filed its petition in US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts after years of struggling financially and trying to keep pace in the fast-moving next-generation sequencing space.

Under Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Helicos will be afforded the opportunity to reorganize its operations, and the company said that it continues to operate as a debtor in possession.

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In Cell this week: messenger RNA expression and translation, RNA localization atlas, and more.

Jul
23
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar will discuss how the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma (OUMP) is using a new quality improvement model to support molecular testing of oncology patients. 

Jul
30
Sponsored by
Mission Bio

This webinar will outline a project that performs large-scale and integrative single-cell genome and transcriptome profiling of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cases at diagnosis, during drug treatment, and in case of relapse.