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New Products: Tecan's Freedom EVO NGS Workstation


Tecan has launched Freedom EVO NGS workstation for sample preparation and PCR set-up for next-generation sequencing applications. The workstation includes automation for library preparation, quantification, qPCR set-up, normalization, pooling, and capture. It also incudes all the modules required for setting up next-gen sequencing libraries. Tecan developed the workstation in collaboration with the High-Throughput Sequencing Facility at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Machine Learning Helps ID Molecular Mechanisms of Pancreatic Islet Beta Cell Subtypes in Type 2 Diabetes

The approach helps overcome limitations of previous studies that had investigated the molecular mechanisms of pancreatic islet beta cells, the authors write in their Nature Genetics paper.

Culture-Based Methods, Shotgun Sequencing Reveal Transmission of Bifidobacterium Strains From Mothers to Infants

In a Nature Communications study, culture-based approaches along with shotgun sequencing give a better picture of the microbial strains transmitted from mothers to infants.

Microbial Communities Can Help Trees Adapt to Changing Climates

Tree seedlings that were inoculated with microbes from dry, warm, or cold sites could better survive drought, heat, and cold stress, according to a study in Science.

A Combination of Genetics and Environment Causes Cleft Lip

In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers investigate what combination of genetic and environmental factors come into play to cause cleft lip/palate.