CapitalBio and Tsinghua University, both of Beijing, have received US Patent No. 8,137,622, "Device for washing and hybridization of biochips." The device consists of a carousel, a translational movement controller, a revolving movement controller, and an optional heating chamber. The revolving movement controller controls the carousel and allows it to move in a wobbling fashion, allowing liquid movement of the hybridization or washing boxes during hybridization and washing of biochips on the carousel.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

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In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.

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