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.

Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.