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Cepheid Wins US Patent for I-CORE Tech

NEW YORK, June 20 -Cepheid said today it had won a patent in the US for a reaction vessel to its I-CORE DNA amplification and detection technology.


The patent, No. 6,403,037, covers a technology that allows genetic material to be handled automatically. According to Cepheid, the vessel "can be filled with reaction fluid and sealed using conventional high-throughput pipetting equipment."


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The Scan

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International Team Examines History of North American Horses

Genetic and other analyses presented in Science find that horses spread to the northern Rockies and Great Plains by the first half of the 17th century.

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Cell Signaling Pathway Identified as Metastasis Suppressor

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