The California Institute of Technology of Pasadena has received US Patent No. 8,129,176, "Integrated active flux microfluidic devices and methods." The claimed device is capable of detecting the presence of molecules, such as polynucleotides, proteins, or antigen/antibody complexes, that are correlated to a hybridization signal from an optically detectable reporter associated with the bound molecules. Hybridization probes are immobilized on a substrate exposed to channels of the device that form a closed loop, for circulation of sample to contact complementary probes.

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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

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In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.

Mar
08
Sponsored by
Swift Biosciences

This webinar will discuss an optimized protocol for methyl-CpG binding domain sequencing (MBD-seq), which enables comprehensive, adequately powered, and cost-effective large-scale methylome-wide association studies (MWAS) of almost all 28 million CpG sites in the genome.

Apr
03
Sponsored by
Dovetail Genomics

Proximity ligation technology generates multi-dimensional next-generation sequencing data that is proving to solve unmet needs in genomic research.