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MicroFluidic Systems to Develop Automated DNA Extraction System for FBI

NEW YORK, May 27 (GenomeWeb News) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has awarded a contract to MAR and MicroFluidic Systems to help develop an automated DNA analysis system, MicroFluidic said yesterday.


Subcontractor MFSI, of Pleasanton, Calif., will create a device and protocols for automating DNA extraction from forensic samples. MAR, an administrative services company, is the contractor for the award.

The Scan

Removal Inquiry

The Wall Street Journal reports that US lawmakers are seeking additional information about the request to remove SARS-CoV-2 sequence data from a database run by the National Institutes of Health.

Likely to End in Spring

Free lateral flow testing for SARS-CoV-2 may end in the UK by next spring, the head of Innova Medical Group says, according to the Financial Times.

Searching for More Codes

NPR reports that the US Department of Justice has accused an insurance and a data mining company of fraud.

Genome Biology Papers on GWAS Fine-Mapping Method, COVID-19 Susceptibility, Rheumatoid Arthritis

In Genome Biology this week: integrative fine-mapping approach, analysis of locus linked to COVID-19 susceptibility and severity, and more.