The researchers have filed a patent on their method, SiMSen-seq, and are continuing to develop it, as well as a software tool, for oncology applications.
The QIAseq panels, which are available now, are the first of three major product launches Qiagen has planned for the second half of the year.
In early experiments, the method's raw single pass error rate was approximately 2 percent for a single target and up to 4 percent for a mixture of 10 targets.
The firm is nearing a market launch of the system, called the nanoAnalyzer 1000. The system is being developed for a variety of applications including genome assembly, structural variation analysis, and assessing DNA damage.
A Danish and Swedish-led research team reports that it has used a combination of nanochannels and denaturation to map so-called "barcode" patterns for labeled DNA.
The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.
The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.
Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.