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Applied DNA Sciences Pens Co-Development Deal With International Printer

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 (GenomeWeb News) - Applied DNA Sciences and industrial printer Lustre-Cal Nameplate will co-develop security labels containing DNA-embedded ink as an anti-counterfeiting measure, the companies said today.

Applied DNA Sciences embeds plant DNA as a security measure for a variety of consumer and industrial products. Lustre-Cal, meantime, produces custom labels, nameplates, panel overlays, serialized and bar-coded property ID labels, membrane switches, and shielding.

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Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update

GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says.

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.