Madison, Wisc.-based nanotech shop Platypus Technologies plans to launch its first cell-based assay — the Oris cell migration assay, which it claims is easier to use and more reproducible than current methods — within the week, a company official told CBA News this week.
 
Development of the assay was primarily funded by a $450,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant that the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences awarded last September.
 

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American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.

A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.

Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.

In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.