Seiko Epson of Tokyo has received US Patent no. 7,323,224, “Liquid dispense method and microarray manufacturing method.” The patent claims a method for discharging a liquid containing a biological material onto a substrate. The method includes adding as a dispense stabilizer a polymer composed of phosphorylcholine-group-containing unsaturated compound units or a copolymer including same to the liquid containing the biological material and discharging the liquid containing the dispense stabilizer using an inkjet system.
 

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Two new Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology studies have largely reproduced the original findings, ScienceInsider reports.

DNA fingerprinting could catch some sample mix-ups at pathology labs, the New York Times says.

A Maryland police department has turned to DNA phenotyping to develop a suspect sketch, WJLA reports.

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