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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Harvard Medical School and Columbia University have both received grants from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, totaling $12.3 million this year, to create translational research centers to develop molecular diagnostics technologies.

Biological Dynamics has been awarded US Patent No. 8,603,791, "Nucleic acid sample preparation."

Korean technology and test developer Seegene this week said that it has developed a new, real-time microarray platform that it claims eliminates the "burdensome, time-consuming" steps associated with current array technologies, and is "highly applicable" to point-of-care testing.

Akonni Biosystems said this week that it has extended its family of TruTip extraction products for rapidly purifying human genomic DNA on the Hamilton Microlab Star line of robotic liquid handling workstations.

Akonni Biosystems this week announced the results of three preclinical studies in support of the efficacy of its TruDiagnosis molecular diagnostics platform and TruArray tests, and said that the platform is now ready for expanded, multi-site clin

Akonni Biosystems has been awarded US Patent No. 8,334,117, "Temperature control device with a flexible temperature control surface."

Roche Molecular Systems has been awarded US Patent No. 8,329,884, "Reagents and methods for detecting Neisseria gonorrhoeae."
Diane Kawa, Shi-Da Lu, and Peter Dailey are named as inventors.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Akonni Biosystems said today that it has received a $281,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a fully automated sample prep workstation to isolate nucleic acids from lysis-resistant targets.

Akonni Biosystems this week introduced a new family of TruTip extraction products for rapidly purifying human genomic DNA on the Hamilton Microlab STAR line of robotic liquid handlers.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Akonni Biosystems today said that it has received a $498,780 Phase 2 SBIR award from the National Science Foundation to further develop its Lab-on-a-Film microarray consumable technology.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.