A Nanogen/Becton Dickinson partnership has received US Patent No. 6,531,302, “Anchored strand displacement amplification on an electronically addressable microchip.” The patent covers a system for amplifying one or more target nucleic acids using novel strand displacement amplification on a bioelectronic microchip as part of multi-step, multiplex nucleic acid sequence separation, amplification, and diagnostic analyses. The primer pair sets may be bound to capture sites or may comprise a branched primer pair.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

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