Scientists at Manchester, UK-based genotoxicity screening shop Gentronix this week said they have developed and validated a higher-throughput version of the company’s GreenScreen HC genotoxicity assay.

The new GADD45a-GFP human cell-based assay was reformatted from four compounds per 96-well microplate to test 12 compounds per plate from a starting concentration of 100 µM over three serial dilutions in a higher-throughput, automated screening mode, a company official told CBA News this week.

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A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.

Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.

NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.

In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.