NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Promega said today that its PowerPlex Y23 System has been approved for use in laboratories generating DNA records for the National DNA Index System.

The NDIS, part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Combined DNA Index System, contains more than 10 million offender and forensic DNA profiles contributed by federal, state, and local forensic labs used to identify criminals.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.