China-based Burning Rock will develop cancer diagnostics for Chinese patients based on the Agilent SureSelect target enrichment system.
Heat-Seq, scheduled to launch in the second quarter, uses empirically tested molecular inversion probes.
Mitochondrial genome sequences from a large glyptodont called Doedicurus suggest glyptodonts were giant members of a lineage in the middle of the armadillo tree.
The partnership will pair Sophia's informatics infrastructure with IDT's panel to provide an NGS-based solution for routine clinical diagnostics.
Researchers generated a near complete genome sequence for a 5,300 year old Helicobacter pylori strain found in the gut of Ötzi, the Tyrolean Iceman.
The firm is developing new applications for the technology, including one that will integrate targeted panels and copy number analysis into a single assay.
The firm said that it plans to list its stock on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol "RAIN" and added that its 2014 revenues were up 78 percent year over year to $30.6 million.
The firm was named a certified service provider for Agilent's SureSelect Methyl-Seq target enrichment.
Kapa will manufacture versions of its RNA-seq kits for distribution with Roche's RNA target enrichment system.
IdentiGen recently announced the availability of a novel SNP genotyping assay chemistry called IdentiSNP that it claims confers major advantages over current commercial alternatives.
The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.
The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.
The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.
In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.