Agilent Technologies has received US Patent No. 7,297,477, “Methods and compositions for detecting viral nucleic acid in a cell.” The patent claims methods and compositions for identifying or detecting viral nucleic acids in a host cell. DNA fragments are first bound to DNA-binding protein in a host cell and enriched using immunoprecipitation. The enriched fragments are then hybridized to a microarray containing sequences complementary to proviral DNA and genomic DNA.
 

 

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.

Oct
17
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Lexogen

This webinar will present a method for RNA-seq expression analysis of FFPE-derived RNA samples that are too degraded for successful application of standard RNA-seq techniques.

Oct
25
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Roche

This webinar will detail a comprehensive strategy that a lab has put in place to evaluate  NGS oncology assays for genomic tumor profiling of plasma and tissue samples.