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STMicroelectronics of Geneva has received US Patent No. 7,988,841, "Treatment of biological samples using dielectrophoresis." The patent discusses a device that relies on electrodes in a microchannel for separation, lysis, and PCR. According to the patent, cells from a sample are brought to the electrodes. Depending on sample properties, phase pattern, frequency, and voltage of the electrodes and flow velocity are chosen to trap target cells using dielectrophoresis, where the majority of unwanted cells are flushed through.

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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: personal genome approach to RNA-seq read alignment, hematopoietic Systems Biology Repository, and more.

A man is using DNA evidence to argue that he is the rightful heir to the baronetcy of Stichill, the Guardian reports.

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The comment period on the Department of Health and Human Services' proposal to alter the Common Rule has been extended.

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This online seminar will discuss a metagenomic assay to identify viruses and other pathogenic microorganisms in human tumor samples, with the aim of gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the role of the microbiome in cancer development and treatment.