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Source BioScience is launching an overnight sequencing service for researchers in the London, Cambridge, and Midlands regions of the UK. The company said that the overnight service will deliver up to 1,400 nucleotides by 9 am the following the day at no extra cost.


Real Time Genomics has launched its RTG Investigator version 2.2, sequence analysis software for variant detection and metagenomic analysis. The software is available to download free for individual use from the company's website, and can be used for one year on up to five computers simultaneously. For unlimited usage and additional service support, researchers can license the software on an annual basis. The software supports data generated from Illumina, Complete Genomics, and Roche's 454 sequencing systems.

The Scan

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.

Study Points to Synonymous Mutation Effects on E. Coli Enzyme Activity

Researchers in Nature Chemistry saw signs of enzyme activity shifts in the presence of synonymous mutations in a multiscale modeling analysis of three Escherichia coli genes.

Team Outlines Paternal Sample-Free Single-Gene Approach for Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening

With data for nearly 9,200 pregnant individuals, researchers in Genetics in Medicine demonstrate the feasibility of their carrier screening and reflex single-gene non-invasive prenatal screening approach.

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.