Toshiba has developed a DNA chip that utilizes complementary metal oxide semiconductor circuit technology, and allows detection of DNA at very low concentrations, the firm announced last week.

According to the Tokyo-based firm, immediate applications for the chip will include analysis of susceptibility to anticancer drugs and health monitoring for preventative identification of disease genesis. The new chip is single-use and can be applied as a research tool for both SNPs and mRNAs, a company spokesperson wrote in an e-mail to BioArray News.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.

Jun
19
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This webinar will provide evidence for the use of RNA in situ hybridization (RNA ISH) as a replacement for immunohistochemistry (IHC) in cancer research and diagnostic applications.

Jun
21
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This webinar will provide a detailed look at how a genomics lab implemented next-generation sequencing (NGS) liquid biopsy assays into its in-house clinical research program.