Palo Alto Research Center of Palo Alto, Calif., has received US Patent No. 8,080,221, "Capillary-channel probes for liquid pickup, transportation and dispense using stressy metal." The patent describes fluidic conduits that can be used in microarraying systems, dip pen nanolithography systems, fluidic circuits, and microfluidic systems. The conduits are formed from spring beams, including stressy metal beams, which curve away from the substrate when released, and the channels in the conduits can either be integrated into the spring beams or formed on the spring beams.

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

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This webinar will present a method for RNA-seq expression analysis of FFPE-derived RNA samples that are too degraded for successful application of standard RNA-seq techniques.

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25
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This webinar will detail a comprehensive strategy that a lab has put in place to evaluate  NGS oncology assays for genomic tumor profiling of plasma and tissue samples.