target enrichment

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.

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.

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Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.