fluorescent dyes

The Menlo Park, California-based company plans to demonstrate its sequencing technology on a small genome in the near future.

Investigators plan to use the method in future longitudinal monitoring studies based on the sensitivity and ease demonstrated in their early experiments.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: new mutagenic chain reaction method, call for discussion on genome engineering ethics, and more.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bio-Rad Laboratories announced after the close of the market on Thursday a commercialization deal with Lamprogen.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – TriLink BioTechnologies said today that it has inked a licensing deal with Li-Cor Biosciences covering labeling of nucleic acids with near-infrared dyes.

BD Buys Sirigen

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson announced today that it has acquired Sirigen, a maker of polymer dyes that are used in flow cytometry and other technologies.

In Vitro will distribute AnaSpec's peptides, fluorescent dyes, antibodies, and other products throughout Europe.

Cancer Genetics will incorporate Enzo's fluorescent dyes in its nucleic acid products for cancer research.

Researchers are refining a tool to predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to the Guardian.

According to Stat News, the partial government shutdown in the US could soon affect the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to review new drugs.

In PNAS this week: gypsy moth genome sequenced, phylogenomic analysis of Polyneopterans, and more.

CNN reports that people's genes tend to have a greater influence on their risk of developing disease than their environment, but it varies by phenotype.