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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.

Bio-Rad Laboratories has been awarded US Patent No. 8,236,504, "Systems and methods for fluorescence detection with a movable detection module."
Igor Kordunsky, Jeffrey Goldman, and Michael Finney are named as inventors on the patent.

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia of Valencia, Spain, has received US Patent No.

Akonni Biosystems and non-profit research organization CUBRC have been awarded a $774,000 contract from the US Army to develop an automated sample-prep system for field-based biological threat-detection platforms, Akonni said today.

Akonni Biosystems and Albany, NY-based Wadsworth Center are working together under a $300,000 National Institutes of Health grant to develop a closed amplicon PCR microarray to detect encephalitis- and meningitis-causing viruses in cerebral spinal fluid, Akonni said this week.

Akonni will use the grant to develop a closed amplicon RT-PCR microarray for detecting enterovirus, herpes viruses, and West Nile virus in cerebral spinal fluid.

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.