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The Spectrum Compact instrument.

The firm's target market for the instruments will include existing customers in the forensics and food testing spaces.

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OCME's Department of Forensic Biology recently started testing next-generation sequencing for forensic applications.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — DxTerity Diagnostics has begun commercializing blood sample collection products and a multiplex PCR reagent kit.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – PerkinElmer has signed an agreement to serve as the exclusive global distributor for Sebia's Capillarys 2 Neonat Fast system for labs conducting newborn screening.

COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb) — By tracing mutations in hypermutable polyguanine repeats located in intergenic regions, researchers have been able to reconstruct the phylogenies of patients' cancers, giving insight into how metastases develop.

NEW YORK, GenomeWeb − Life Technologies has become a partner in two research projects, the Saudi Human Genome Program and the International Barcode of Life (iBOL) project, the company said this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – AB Sciex today announced that it is combining its Eksigent chromatography business with the capillary electrophoresis unit of its fellow Danaher stablemate Beckman Coulter.

The guidelines set reporting standards for researchers using column chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, and gel image informatics and also for commercial affinity reagents like antibodies, which have posed problems in proteomics research due to the lack of information provided by manufacturers.

Life Tech will also seek FDA clearance for its capillary electrophoresis-based sequencing system for clinical diagnostic applications.

An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.