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Millipore of Billerica, Mass., has received US Patent No. 7,618,592, "Detachable engageable microarray plate liner." The patent provides a plate liner for controlling pendant drop formation. The plate liner is configured to engage onto a specific pre-defined microarray such that the force required to manually detach it from the microarray is substantially less than the force that would result in the disengagement, fracturing, division, or otherwise separation of the complementary array of wells and underdrains that constitute the microarray.

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In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.