Life science & clinical diagnostics instruments > Genomics

Tecan Freedom EVO NGS workstation

26 September, 2014

Tecan has launched the Freedom EVO NGS workstation to simplify next-generation sequencing (NGS) sample preparation and PCR set-up. Offering user-friendly, walkaway automation of library preparation at the touch of a button, it eliminates the need for extensive manual processing.

Sigma Life Science gene synthesis service

25 September, 2014

Gene synthesis is an efficient alternative to molecular cloning for custom gene production, eliminating the struggle of cloning and building genes to the user's specifications.

Qiagen GeneRead DNAseq Leukemia V2 gene panel with SF3B1 biomarker

28 July, 2014

Qiagen has acquired an exclusive global licence to the biomarker SF3B1 from the University of Tokyo. The biomarker is included in the company's GeneRead DNAseq Leukemia V2 gene panel for next-generation sequencing.

Scientists sequence genome of cancer-causing parasite

17 July, 2014

An international team of scientists has sequenced the genome and characterised the genes of the Asian liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini.

Qiagen GeneRead DNAseq V2 gene panels

16 July, 2014

Qiagen has launched 14 GeneRead DNAseq V2 gene panels targeting an extensive range of cancer-related genes and gene regions, including 'focused' panels each targeting 8-25 genes, 'disease-specific' panels for 40-50 genes and 'comprehensive' panels for as many as 160 genes.

Clontech Guide-it products for CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing

16 July, 2014

CRISPR/Cas9 technology offers an efficient, simple system for targeted genome editing. Guide-it products are said to improve the CRISPR/Cas9 workflow by providing a streamlined method.

Friends' similarities extend to their genes

16 July, 2014

It appears that we share more with our friends than we thought, with US researchers discovering that friends who are not biologically related still resemble each other genetically.

The shrinking human genome

09 July, 2014

​Researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have updated the number of human genes - those that can generate proteins - to 19,000. This is 1700 fewer genes than described in the most recent annotation.

Jumping genes and the rise of flowering plants

19 June, 2014

Scientists from Murdoch University have developed a theory of evolution that explains what Charles Darwin described as an "abominable mystery" - the rapid rise of flowering plants.

Eucalyptus genome successfully sequenced

12 June, 2014

​The genetic blueprint of the Eucalyptus grandis (flooded gum) has been sequenced for the first time. The five-year effort to analyse the 640 million base-pair genome was conducted by 80 researchers from 30 institutions across 18 countries.

Sigma-Aldrich KiCqStart primer pairs

22 May, 2014

Sigma-Aldrich's ready-to-order, predesigned primer pairs make quantifying gene expression simple. The product is available as up to three sets of forward and reverse primer pairs for all available genes from common model organisms.

Researchers explore the evolution of enamel

12 May, 2014

Geneticists and evolutionary anthropologists at Duke University have identified two segments of DNA where natural selection may have acted to give modern humans their thick tooth enamel - a feature which distinguishes the genus Homo from our primate relatives and forebears.

Oxford Gene Technology SureSeq Solid Tumour Panel

01 May, 2014

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) has launched the SureSeq Solid Tumour Panel. Fully validated on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples, the 60-gene, next-generation sequencing, hybridisation-based enrichment panel offers researchers solid tumour profiling for both known and novel variants.

FANTOM adds an atlas of human gene expression to the DNA library

02 April, 2014

The international research consortium FANTOM (Functional Annotation of the Mammalian Genome) has released the first comprehensive map of gene activity across the human body and provided the first holistic view of the complex networks that regulate gene expression across the cell types that make up a human being.

Supercomputer speeds up genome analysis

03 March, 2014

Researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine have found that the process of genome analysis, which could typically take many months, can be rapidly accelerated.

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