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Investigators developed a pooled method for simultaneously sequencing RNA in bulk sets of samples being profiled by high-throughput screening assays.

The assay combines high-throughput drug screening of live, patient-derived tumor cells with DNA sequencing and data analysis to match patients with drug therapies.

A Brown University-led team demonstrated the utility of its "massively parallel splicing assay," or MaPSy, assay by profiling splice effects for thousands of mutations.

Bioké will exclusively distribute Acea's xCelligence cell analyzer in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.

Privately held TransCell specializes in primary cell-based phenotypic screening assays.

The company plans to use the funds to support the worldwide launch of its commercial platform for propagation and gene editing in cell types that are difficult to transfect.

The firm will provide product enhancement and clinical lab services, including comprehensive tumor profiling using proprietary cell-based products and services.

Analysis of a gene associated with basal progenitor cell expansions in the brain suggests a single splice site change led to human-specific forms of the gene transcript.

Notable is adopting Labcyte's Echo acoustic liquid handling platform to screen cancer patients' tumor cells for response to individual and combination therapies.

Several academic and commercial groups are developing clinical cell-based noninvasive prenatal tests, which could eventually compete with current cell-free NIPTs.

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Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.

CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.

The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.

In Science this week: atlas of affected cell populations in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and more.