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New Products: Eurofins MWG Operson's NGS Online Shop; Rubicon's PicoPlex DNA-Seq; Covaris' TruXtrac

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Eurofins MWG Operon has launched its NGS online shop. Included in the process is the NGS Favourites — predefined service packages that are optimized for specific applications, including genome, transcriptome, and exome sequencing.


Rubicon Genomics has launched PicoPlex DNA-Seq, a single-cell library preparation kit for use with Illumina's next-generation sequencers. The kit is especially suited for use in in vitro fertilization, reproductive health, and circulating tumor cell applications, according to the company. The library prep process is three steps and is performed in a single tube or well in less than three hours.


Covaris has launched TruXtrac High Throughput FFPE DNA Extraction and Purification kit, an optimized workflow for extracting high quality DNA from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples for next-generation sequencing applications. The kit uses Covaris' patented Adaptive Focused Acoustics technology.

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With 50 simulated cancer cases, researchers in JAMA Network Open compared molecular tumor board recommendations with central consensus plans at a dozen centers in Japan.

Lupus Heterogeneity Highlighted With Single-Cell Transcriptomes

Using single-cell RNA sequencing, researchers in Nature Communications tracked down immune and non-immune cell differences between discoid lupus erythematosus and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Rare Disease Clues Gleaned From Mobile Element Insertions in Exome Sequences

With an approach called MELT, researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics uncovered mobile element insertions in exomes from 3,232 individuals with or without developmental or neurological abnormalities.

Team Tracks Down Potential Blood Plasma Markers Linked to Heart Failure in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Researchers in BMC Genomics found 10 differentially expressed proteins or metabolites that marked atrial fibrillation with heart failure cases.