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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.

Cambridge Bioscience will exclusively distribute the Xcell platform in the UK and BioStream will disburse the system in Japan.

Fluidigm Polaris

At AGBT, Fluidigm showcased the Polaris system for integrated single-cell analysis and new applications for the C1, including high-throughput RNA-seq and protein analysis.

The partners will jointly promote the BD FACS single-cell sorting instrument alongside Cellular Research's molecular bar-coding technology, Precise.

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Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.