InDevR, a biotech firm founded in 2003 by researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has licensed from the university an array-based diagnostic chip for identifying various strains of the flu virus, including the swine H1N1 virus, the company said last week.

For CU, the deal represents a second chance to bring the technology, called FluChip, to market, as the technology's previous licensee, San Diego-based diagnostic company Quidel, terminated its license with the university late last year for unknown reasons.

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The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.

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