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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics developer Trovagene today said that it has closed on a registered direct offering of $15 million of its common stock to an institutional investor at $7 per share.

A research team led by Carl Hansen of the University of British Columbia's Centre for High-Throughput Biology has developed an integrated microfluidic device for high-throughput digital PCR analysis of single cells.

Scientists from Hungarian pharmaceutical development firm Avidin and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences have combined digital PCR on Life Tech's OpenArray platform with patch-clamp recording to enable exact quantification of gene expression and correlate it to phenotypic data in i

Bio-Rad executives said this week that first-quarter sales of the firm's digital PCR platform and related products increased year over year, helping to drive approximately 1 percent year-over-year and 2.5 percent sequential growth in the company's Life Science segment.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – RainDance Technologies said today that it has closed a $20 million Series E financing round and that Myriad Genetics has joined as a new strategic equity investor.

Through its planned $13.6 billion acquisition of Life Technologies announced this week, Thermo Fisher Scientific stands to become the market leader in quantitative, real-time PCR research tools and reagents and DNA-based forensics and human identification.

Researchers from Italy's University of Genoa and other institutions have produced unpublished early data suggesting that digital PCR assays run on Life Technologies' recently launched QuantStudio 3D platform may be useful in measuring HER2 copy number in borderline-amplified breast cancer

Star Array, a spinout of Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, has developed a microfluidic liquid-phase nucleic acid purification chip that can selectively isolate DNA or RNA from low numbers of cells in minute sample volumes, and subsequently PCR amplify the purified nu

Bio-Rad this week reported record revenues of $204.2 million for its Life Sciences segment in the fourth quarter driven by strong sales of nucleic acid amplification reagents, process media, and sales of its QX100 digital PCR system and associated products, company executives said.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bio-Rad Laboratories said after the close of the market on Tuesday that fourth-quarter revenues improved 4 percent year over year as the firm beat the average analyst estimate on the top and bottom lines.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.