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The company recently unveiled the newest editions of its Fragment Analyzer platforms and an expanded portfolio of kits, and announced a partnership with Pacific Biosciences.

The deal gives Beckman Coulter non-exclusive distribution rights in the US and Canada to the NGS library preparation kits for cell-free DNA in plasma.

WaferGen's Apollo 324 NGS library preparation technology will be used for sequencing-based genetic testing in reproductive health.

Kapa offers "essential components" to Roche's overall NGS solution and enables Roche to improve the workflow of its NGS platforms.

Researchers hope that newfound genetic information will help conservation efforts for the vaquita porpoise. 

The technology will allow scientists or clinicians to load crude blood sample and generate DNA sequencing libraries in a fully automated workflow.

The new application expands Juno's capabilities beyond SNP genotyping and appears to enable Fluidigm to better compete in the targeted sequencing market.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Equipped with 10 Illumina HiSeq 2500s and one PacBio RSII, the Regeneron Genetics Center cranks out more than 1,200 exomes per week.

NeoPrep combines electrowetting technology that Illumina acquired when it purchased Advanced Liquid Logic in 2013 with microfluidics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Becton Dickinson executives this week updated investors on its molecular diagnostics sales and development pipeline, and provided a window into the company's plans for GenCell, the next-generation sequencing sample prep firm it acquired last month.

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The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.