The team's method utilizes two plasmids that produce DNA fragments from 50 to 1,000 bp, and are available through the nonprofit organization AddGene.

Researchers relied on three typing methods to define two Yersinia pestis sub-populations that largely cluster by elevation in plague-prone regions of Uganda.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bulldog Bio will have the exclusive rights to sell many of Nippon Genetics Europe's electrophoresis and cell biology products to researchers in the US under an agreement announced today.

"With this technology and the team that developed it now part of Agilent, we can expand our reach in the pharmaceutical and clinical mass spec markets," an Agilent official said of the Biocius purchase.

Shimadzu denied infringing the patents, but it agreed to discontinue sales of the MultiNA system in the US.

Life Tech's Genetic Systems division, which includes DNA sequencing, applied genomics, and HLA diagnostics, generated $219 million in revenue during the quarter, up 3 percent over the same period last year.

Recent Research Papers of Note


Included are a large-scale study of the human kinome, and a description of a database combining ETD spectra and protein sequence databases for peptide identification.

New Products


Nonlinear Dynamics, GE Healthcare, InVitria



Sequencing-Related US Patents Granted March 4 – April 2

Recent Research Papers of Note


Included is a paper describing a new tool for de novo peptide sequencing using gapped peptides, and a study describing how to perform collision-induced dissociation on quadrupole time-of-flight MS not originally designed for such purposes.


The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.