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After closing its doors last September, Nabsys has resumed operations, refocusing on its core technology.

The Fox Chase Cancer Center has begun offering targeted sequencing to inform cancer treatment using an adaptation of Life Technologies' Ion Torrent AmpliSeq Cancer Panel via its CLIA-certified laboratory.

By Ben Butkus
DNA Electronics will begin pre-clinical pilot trials later this year to prepare its rapid, handheld, semiconductor-based DNA testing platform for clinical diagnostic use, the company said this week.

By Molika Ashford
A group from Intel's integrated biosystems lab is developing a label-free electrical detection method to detect DNA polymerase reactions on a chelator-modified field-effect transistor.

Building on its experience in different technology areas, the company is currently developing the single-molecule platform, which it plans to start testing next year with external collaborators such as the J. Craig Venter Institute.

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NanoBioDiscovery, a division of NanoInk, expects to launch its Dip Pen Nanolithography technology-based instrumentation during the third quarter. At that time it also plans to start offering services based on the technology.

NASA's Ames Research Center has granted CombiMatrix a four-year, $858,298 contract to design and test a microfluidic system that can be used in a satellite-based integrated genetic analysis platform for assessing genetic changes in bacteria in space.

Receipts for the firm’s life sciences division, which houses its LC-MS tools, slid 1 percent but company officials said that LC-MS and mass-spec sales experienced double-digit growth.

The New York Times profiles 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki and describes how she bounced back from a bad year.

Fotis Kafatos, the founding president of the European Research Council, has died, according to the Associated Press.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of honeybee disease, microRNA profiles of people with lupus nephritis, and more.

The Verge's Angela Chen tried out a gene test for fitness advice, but didn't learn much new information.