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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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Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.

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This webinar will provide an in-depth case study demonstrating how reference standards can be used to develop and validate circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA)-based assays.

May
08
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Dovetail Genomics

This webinar will discuss a proximity ligation-based method for studying structural variation in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue.