sample collection

VWR will act as the exclusive distributor for Biocept's liquid biopsy blood collection tubes everywhere in the world except China.

The consumer genomics firm Helix will use an FDA-cleared device from OraSure's subsidiary DNA Genotek for collecting DNA samples from customers. 

The company said it will use the funds to commercialize its products for automated preparation of genomic and genetic testing samples.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DNA Genotek and BioServe Biotechnologies announced today their participation in a genomic study into craniofacial anomalies in Ethiopia.

NHGRI has set aside $2 million to fund the development of new technologies to support human microbiome research.

DNA Genotek collected the samples at the Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Alnylam's RNAi-based therapy Onpattro, according to Stat News.

Harvard Medical School's Seth Cassel and Cigall Kadoch argue in a Baltimore Sun op-ed that the recent TAILORx trial shows the potential of genomic-based medicine.

Researchers in the UK are working on using gene drives to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Telegraph reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic architecture mediating gene expression, metabolomic patterns in multiple myeloma, and more.