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The grants will fund projects to create new technologies, validate and refine existing ones, and add single-cell components to existing projects. 

In PNAS this week: exome sequencing of family with essential tremor, single-cell profiling of ALL, and more.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health Common Fund has issued a challenge to spur scientists to develop novel single cell analysis technologies, and is offering two $500,000 top prizes for winning teams, NIH said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Researchers in the US and Korea have devised a microchip-like device that they say can sort single particles and cells for individual analysis, as they reported in Nature Communications today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Leerink Swann today upgraded shares of Fluidigm, noting a potentially multi-billion market opportunity for single-cell gene expression tools and the recent acquisition of DVS Sciences as drivers.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of Fluidigm rose nearly 44 percent during October, pacing the gainers in the GenomeWeb Daily News Index for the month, while Sequenom saw the biggest month-over-month drop at 28 percent.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Fluidigm and NanoString Technologies have settled lawsuits filed by Fluidigm that accused NanoString of false advertising, unfair competition, and unlawful trade practice, the companies announced after the close of the market on Tuesday.

NanoString Technologies is no newcomer to the single-cell genomics market. The firm last year launched a single-cell gene expression assay for use on its nCounter Analysis System.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – NanoString Technologies and BD segment BD Biosciences today announced a collaboration to develop a single-cell isolation and analysis workflow.

A research team led by Carl Hansen of the University of British Columbia's Centre for High-Throughput Biology has developed an integrated microfluidic device for high-throughput digital PCR analysis of single cells.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.