NEW YORK, July 11 - Who needs the lush carpeting of a convention center to debut your biotech invention when you can do it amid corndogs, beer, and pig manure?

Next month, in a state known for its frigid winters, curious accent, hellish mosquitoes, and former pro-wrestler governor, a teeny local genomics tool shop will debut a novel pint-sized DNA-chip reader at the Minnesota State Fair.

 

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.