GE Healthcare of Uppsala, Sweden, has received US Patent No. 8,093,005, "Preparation and use of a reactive solid support surface." The described method calls for providing a solid support having a hydrogel coating with binding elements; coupling a protein-resistant compound to the hydrogel via a first fraction of the binding elements, and coupling at least one binding agent to the hydrogel via a second fraction of the binding elements, where the protein-resistant compound and the binding agent are co-immobilized to the hydrogel.

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Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

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