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At the Association of Biomolecular Research Facilities annual meeting this week, the ABRF Genomics Research Group presented results from its comparison of single-cell RNA sequencing platforms.

The two studies used Drop-seq RNA profiling to discover essentially all cell types and establish cell lineages in a model organism flatworm. 

The company said PerkinElmer will pay A$.28 per share for its 89.9 million outstanding shares, a 100 percent premium to RHS's Feb. 23 closing price on the ASX.

Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed a new package called Scanpy that they hope will support major analytical efforts, such as the Human Cell Atlas.

The company plans to launch a single-cell CNV assay, a single cell ATAC-seq assay, and a single-cell feature barcoding assay later this year.

Paris-based Scipio will use the seed funding to further develop and commercialize its first prototype kit for single-cell transcriptomics.

Fluidigm said that Q3 mass cytometry product revenue more than doubled to $10.3 million from $5.1 million in the year-ago period.

Such an atlas could enable investigators to understand how genetic variants impact disease risk, define drug toxicities, improve therapies, and advance regenerative medicine.

In Science this week: ancient Neanderthal and human genomes, and more.

The UK-based company plans to use the funds to develop an automated, benchtop device for the creation of high-value, genome-edited cell lines.

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.