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Nov 3, 2009

GATC’s New U.K. Sequencing Lab to Offer Overnight Service

  • GATC Biotech is to open a new sequencing laboratory in London in January 2010. From February the new facility will offer GATC’s overnight sequencing service, NightXpress. Using NightXpress, customers’ DNA samples will be collected free of charge from 5 pm at defined GATC Sample Collection Points. The sequencing results will then be ready for download by 9 am the next morning, including Saturdays. The NightExpress service has been available in Germany since 2007. In the U.K. it will initially be offered to customers in London.


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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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