Agilent Technologies, Columbia University, and others are collaborating on development of the system, which will be based on MassTag PCR.
The platform, called RapI.D., is the first iteration of the microfluidic-based DNA testing platform ZyGem took on when it acquired MicroLab Diagnostics earlier this year.
Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.
St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.
In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.