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New Products: Illumina's BaseSpace and TruSeq Nano


Illumina has fully launched BaseSpace Apps, which allows customers to purchase Illumina and third-party bioinformatics applications. Included in the launch is BaseSpace iCredits, a way of purchasing apps within BaseSpace, which allows developers to add e-commerce functionality to the apps.

The company has also launched TruSeq Nano DNA sample preparation kit, which enables library preparation from as little as 100 nanograms of DNA input. Both low-throughput and high-throughput versions of the kit are available. The kits can prepare sequencing libraries in less than a day, according to the company.

The Scan

Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups

Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants.

Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms.

Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds

Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing

A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.