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The University of Southern California of Los Angeles has received US Patent No. 7,824,630, "DNA probe synthesis on chip on demand by MEMS ejector array." The patent claims a method of aligning a target chip containing DNA probe sites with an array that contains groups of ejectors. According to the patent, each group of ejectors is coupled to a corresponding reservoir containing a DNA base material, and each ejector includes a self-focusing acoustic transducer that can focus waves using constructive interference to eject DNA base materials onto the DNA probe sites.

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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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