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Microfluidics firm Dolomite said this week that it has licensed microdroplet generation technology from the Japan Science and Technology Agency.

SUNY researchers are developing a droplet microfluidics device to extract mRNA from single cells, creating cDNA libraries in individual droplets for gene expression analysis.

RainDance also announced the commercial launch of the first product resulting from the collaboration: consumable chips for use on RainDance's RDT 1000 instrument for sequence enrichment and targeted sequencing applications.

The firm will use the funds to support development and commercialization efforts for new applications including single-molecule digital PCR and single-cell analysis.

The company claims that compared to other targeted sequence-enrichment methods, its approach leads to more uniform coverage, or less enrichment bias. RainDance said it plans to offer up to 4,000 amplifications in a single tube later this year.

In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.