This Week in PNAS

Investigators at the University of British Columbia this week present in the PNAS Early Edition "a fully integrated microfluidic device capable of performing high-precision RT-qPCR measurements of gene expression from hundreds of single cells per run." The UBC team says its "device executes all steps of single-cell processing, including cell capture, cell lysis, reverse transcription, and quantitative PCR" with higher throughput, increased sensitivity, decreased measurement noise, a

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.