NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Scienion is hoping its participation in a unique research project will help raise awareness for a microarray-based test for water quality monitoring.

The effort, called Rheines Wasser, is the brainchild of Andreas Fath, a Furtwangen University professor of physical and analytical chemistry who recently swam a 1,231-km route down the Rhine from its source in the Swiss Alps to an estuary in the North Sea to raise awareness for the importance of water as a resource and the need for increased water protection.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

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