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Corning of Corning, NY, has received US Patent No. 7,678,539, "Arrays of biological membranes and methods and use thereof." The patent claims an array that includes biological membrane microspots associated with a surface of a substrate that can be produced, used, and stored in an environment exposed to air under ambient or controlled humidities. According to the patent, the biological membrane microspots compose a membrane-bound protein. Preferably, a G-protein coupled receptor, an ion channel, a receptor serine/threonine kinase, or a receptor tyrosine kinase.

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In PNAS this week: miR-515 levels higher in women with preeclampsia, horizontal gene transfer in parasitic plants, and more.

A cancer researcher retracts 19 articles from one journal for image manipulation, according to Retraction Watch.

Precision medicine has to consider context in addition to genetic mutations in cancer treatment, Medscape reports.

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