By Tony Fong

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Coming off a soft second quarter, Greg Lucier, CEO of Life Technologies said at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference today that the company is "now repositioning" itself for the challenges it faces ahead and has started the process of righting itself.

He also highlighted the performance of Life Tech's Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine benchtop sequencer, saying it has seen "incredible uptake."

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Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.

Sep
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This webinar will present an in-depth look at how Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has developed and implemented a next-generation sequencing panel for mutational tumor profiling of advanced cancer patients.

Sep
28
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This webinar will discuss the critical role that software can play for clinical labs looking to establish comprehensive genomic testing programs.