NGK Insulators of Nagoya, Japan, has received European Patent No. 1753531, “Method of producing microarray.” The patent claims a method of producing a microarray by: ejecting the liquid sample via an inkjet printer; detecting the quality of the resulting spots; and forming successful sample spots to provide a successful microarray on which the successful spots are aligned in a predetermined pattern on the carrier.

 

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

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