New England Biolabs has launched NEBNext Ultra DNA and RNA kits, which produce libraries from five nanograms to 1 microgram of input DNA or as little as 10 nanograms of input RNA. The kits contain novel ligation reagents and an optimized polymerase to provide high-fidelity amplification and minimize GC bias, according to the company. The Ultra DNA protocol requires 15 minutes of hands-on time and can be completed in 2.5 hours, while the RNA workflow is completed in four to five hours with 30 minutes of hands-on time.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.

Sep
27
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Philips Genomics

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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Fabric Genomics

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