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Euroclone will sell Precipio's Ice Cold-PCR DNA enrichment products for use with liquid biopsies exclusively in Italy and non-exclusively in the rest of Europe.

The firm has developed microbubbles that bind to target molecules based on surface antibodies.

At the AGBT conference this week, the DNA synthesis discussed the new capture products and its overall business.

Sarcophagus of Tadja, Abusir el-Meleq

The team uncovered ties to Near Eastern and Levant populations with mitochondrial genome sequences and genome-wide SNP profiles for up to 90 Egyptian mummies.

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.

Ötzi the Iceman

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.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.