By modifying a library construction method, researchers were able to analyze tiny amounts of small RNAs.
Over the next half year, iGenomX plans to roll out its sequencing library prep chemistry for linked read sequencing.
Under the terms of the deal, Color Genomics will integrate Kapa Biosystems' library construction reagents into its NGS workflow.
The company's genome assembly service is the first in a series of planned commercial offerings based on its sequencing-assembly protocol.
The partners aim to enable automatic processing from a wide range of sample types, such as nucleic acids extracted from sorted cells, fine needle aspirates, formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue, and other limited or degraded clinical samples.
NuGen's Encore NGS Library/Multiplex Systems and Ovation 3'-DGE System, OpGen's Argus Optical Mapping System
The researchers said the method increases the number of samples that can be sequenced at once, reduces the cost per sample, and will be particularly amenable for viral sequencing projects.
In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.
The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.
A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.
Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.