Siemens has been awarded US Patent No. 8,352,195, "Methods and systems for identifying PCR primers specific to one or more target genomes."

Lance Palmer, Daniel Fasulo, Lujia Chen, and Gayle Wittenberg are named as inventors.

Describes methods and systems for identifying a primer pair for PCR specific to one or more target genomes. The methods and systems can be used to identify primers that can distinguish between target genomes and closely related non-target genomes.

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A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.