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WaferGen has introduced the SmartChip human microRNA panel.

According to the company, the panel provides a comprehensive human miRNA profile of more than 800 of the small non-coding RNAs on a single SmartChip and can be used with RNA from cell lines, frozen tissue, and formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue.


Thermo Scientific has introduced the miRidian shMimic lentiviral microRNA.

According to the company, the tool allows for the long-term over-expression of mature microRNAs.

The Scan

Review of Approval Process

Stat News reports the Department for Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General is to investigate FDA's approval of Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug.

Not Quite Right

A new analysis has found hundreds of studies with incorrect nucleotide sequences reported in their methods, according to Nature News.

CRISPR and mRNA Together

Time magazine reports on the use of mRNA to deliver CRISPR machinery.

Nature Papers Present Smartphone Platform for DNA Diagnosis of Malaria, Mouse Lines for Epigenomic Editing

In Nature this week: a low-cost tool to detect infectious diseases like malaria, and more.