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Rna Diagnostics is hoping to make its RDA assay available as a laboratory-developed test for research use next year before offering it to clinicians in 2020.

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.

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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.

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Sequencing-Related US Patents Granted March 4 – April 2

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.