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The new method uses Takara Bio's SmartChip PCR instrument, chips, and reagents to run 5,184 reactions per chip in less than 30 minutes.

The method can be used with isothermal amplification and paper-based readouts to detect infectious disease drug resistance in low-resource areas.

Gene editing could be an issue competitive sports need to address soon, four researchers from Arizona State University write at Slate.

The researchers will evaluate recent developments in human genome editing as well as responses from the public and scientific communities.

A Positive Lab

A new study finds that a positive lab environment can encourage undergraduates to continue to perform research.

The grant was awarded as part of DARPA's Epigenetic Characterization and Observation program, which aims to develop new approaches to epigenetic analysis.

Two research groups analyzed ancient DNA samples from across the Arctic to tease out how populations in Siberia and North America are related to one another.

Call to Undo

An opinion piece appearing at Stat News calls the CMS decision to limit access to next-generation sequencing-based tests for hereditary cancers a "grievous error."

Nature News reports that doing a postdoc might not help researchers find employment.

A comprehensive study of genomics malpractice lawsuits showed only a modest increase in recent years, but ASU’s Marchant wouldn't bet on it staying this way in the long term.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.