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Mass cytometry revenues increased 28 percent to $17.5 million year over year, but microfluidics revenues dropped 16 percent to $10.7 million.

X Gen US, a California startup led by a veteran sequencing tools developer, says its kits can create single-cell RNA-seq libraries in less than two hours.

The company, which recently raised $25.6 million, uses a patterned electrode surface to manipulate fluids and perform a wide range of NGS library prep processes

The recovery tool applies click chemistry-based DNA attachments on agarose beads to allow repetitive primer extension for specific gene targets.

Circulomics, Bionano, Sage Science, RevoluGen, and others have been developing methods for extracting DNA hundreds of kilobases and up to megabases in length.

The collaboration will use 1CellBio's InDrop system to examine inflammatory and immunological conditions in patients and develop disease profiles.

The acquisition will enable Tecan to expand into the genomics space by coupling NuGen's NGS sample prep kits with its own laboratory automation products.

The two companies hope to provide translational researchers a faster, more comprehensive option for the design and validation of Accel-Amplicon panels.

Advanced Analytical markets CE instruments, reagents, and software for nucleic acid analysis while Lasergen is a next-generation sequencing technology developer.

The companies will develop a portfolio of indexed adapters specifically designed for multiplex NGS and optimized for use on Illumina systems such as the NovaSeq.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.