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The California Institute of Technology of Pasadena has received US Patent No. 8,354,231, "Methods and systems for detecting and/or sorting targets." The methods provided are based on the combined use of polynucleotide-encoded protein and substrate polynucleotides. Polynucleotide-encoded proteins consist of proteins that specifically bind to a predetermined target as well as an encoding polynucleotide that specifically binds to a substrate polynucleotide that is attached to a substrate.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.

In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.