NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Swiss liquid handling systems firm Sias has inked an agreement to acquire laboratory equipment and software firm Xiril.

The deal is expected to be completed at the end of this month and will provide Sias with products focused on the diagnostic and DNA analysis markets, the Hombrechtikon, Switzerland-based firm said in a statement released yesterday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Sias said that it would pay for the acquisition with company stock.

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A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.