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The company's new QuantStudio 5 Dx Real-Time PCR system allows users to wield multi-modal software to detect pathogens.

Two dozen scientific organizations have endorsed the March for Science, according to ScienceInsider.

Researchers rally near the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston.

Science Defenders

AAAS CEO Rush Holt says researchers are concerned about how society views science and notes the need to defend it, Stat News reports.

Honor Rescinded

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has decided not to make chemist Patrick Harran a fellow, Nature News reports.

Debate over budget increases to fund research will wait until the new House and Senate members arrive with aims to cut federal spending.

Stanford University researcher Uta Francke took attendees through a host of issues related to the concept of the human genome as personal property at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting this weekend.

Researchers at the AAAS annual meeting highlighted the use of ancestry markers and other genetic information rather than self-reported race for studying everything from disease association to population genetics.

"We need to be mindful of the goal of comparative effectiveness research and not lose all that we have gained in understanding how individuals differ and how that could be factored into better diagnostics and preventive strategies," Collins said at a colloquium on personalized medicine hosted by AAAS.

An advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology said at a meeting this week that regulators are discussing ways to regulate EHR systems.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.