Agilent Technologies of Santa Clara, Calif., has received US Patent No. 8,530,157, "SNP-dependent end labeling method." The method includes contacting a genomic sample with a restriction endonuclease that recognizes a SNP site in the sample, in order to provide a digested genomic sample. The digested genomic sample is then contacted with an extension enzyme and a labeled nucleotide in order to produce a labeled sample.

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Two new Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology studies have largely reproduced the original findings, ScienceInsider reports.

DNA fingerprinting could catch some sample mix-ups at pathology labs, the New York Times says.

A Maryland police department has turned to DNA phenotyping to develop a suspect sketch, WJLA reports.

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