Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Cepheid Locks Up Two More Patents

NEW YORK, April 11 - The US government has awarded Cepheid a patent for its I-CORE technology, which allows for "simultaneous, real-time optical excitation and detection of two or more nucleic acids," and one for a technology that allows for the "automated preparation of biological samples using chip-based microfluidics technology."

To date, Cepheid has 36 US patents either issued or pending, plus corresponding foreign patent applications.

The Scan

Guidelines for Ancient DNA Work

More than two dozen researchers have developed new ethical guidelines for conducting ancient DNA research, which they present in Nature.

And Cleared

A UK regulator has cleared former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in concerns he should have registered as a consultant-lobbyist for his work with Illumina, according to the Financial Times.

Suit Over Allegations

The Boston Globe reports that David Sabatini, who was placed on leave from MIT after allegations of sexual harassment, is suing his accuser, the Whitehead Institute, and the institute's director.

Nature Papers on Esophageal Cancer, Origin of Modern Horses, Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants

In Nature this week: genetic and environmental influences of esophageal cancer, domestic horse origin traced to Western Eurasian steppes, and more.