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January 15, Vol. 33, No. 2

  • Columns

    • The Buzz at ASHG
    • Vicki Glaser
    • At the ASHG meeting in San Francisco Life Technologies announced the QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System This is a benchtop, scalable, chip-based instrument capable of generating up to 20,000 data points in one run Also new from the company are ... more »
    • Biggest Biotech Trends of 2012
    • Alex Philippidis
    • The world didn’t come to an end in 2012, but the biopharma world ended the year holding its breath, as President Obama and Congress struggled to craft a budget deal and avoid the “fiscal cliff” of across-the-board spending cuts Below ... more »
    • Using Microbes to Improve Polymer Beads
    • Carol Potera
    • PolyBatics wants to improve the way that polymer beads, such as those used in home pregnancy kits, are manufactured The company’s technology platform uses microorganisms to produce biodegradable polymer beads, or biobeads, that display functional proteins on the surface Not ... more »
    • DNA Sequencing: The Clinical Potential
    • Bruce Carlson
    • DNA sequencing, developed in the late 1970s, has revolutionized biology and heralded the real beginning of molecular biology The technology is the foundation for the publication of the human genome But the technology remained cumbersome, labor intensive, and very expensive ... more »
    • People in the News
    • Henri Termeer joined Prosensa as strategic advisor Formerly, Termeer served as chairman, president, and CEO at Genzyme He also served on the board of directors at Abiomed, Aveo Pharmaceuticals, and Massachusetts General Hospital, among others... more »