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National Biochip Engineering Center, Chinese Academy of Military Medicines, Yishengtang Biological Products

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Chinese scientists have developed a biochip, “Detection Kit for HCV Antibodies,” for the detection of the virus that causes hepatitis C, according to a report in The People’s Daily, the Beijing based newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party.

Wang Shengqi, deputy director of the Beijing based National Biochip Engineering Center led a team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Military Medicines (CAMM) and Yishengtang Biological Products of Shenzhen, China in creating the chip.

The Scan

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.