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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Using a new single-cell DNA methylation analysis technique, researchers were able to detect DNA methylation errors in mice, they reported in Science today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies, a University of Rouen laboratory, and the Bioprocessing Technology Institute in Singapore have signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of tools to analyze biologics and vaccines.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Agency for Science, Technology and Research's Genome Institute of Singapore and Appistry have launched a research collaboration focused on developing a pipeline for analyzing next-generation sequence data more effectively.

Bio-Rad Laboratories has been awarded US Patent No. 8,236,504, "Systems and methods for fluorescence detection with a movable detection module."
Igor Kordunsky, Jeffrey Goldman, and Michael Finney are named as inventors on the patent.

Panasonic of Osaka, Japan, has received US Patent No. 8,231,768, "Biosensor, biosensor chip and biosensor device." The described biosensor includes a working electrode, a counter electrode, and terminals attached to the respective electrodes by wires.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hitachi Asia and Data Storage Institute today announced an extension of a collaboration to develop a data compression technique in order to manage the ever-growing amount of genomic sequencing data.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – AITbiotech recently signed a licensing deal to market in the Singapore region an H5N1 bird flu test kit capable of detecting all strains of the virus.

Exiqon has been awarded US Patent No. 8,080,644, "Oligonucleotide analogues."
Jesper Wengel and Poul Nielsen are named as inventors on the patent.

By Justin Petrone
The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology has established a new resource to help companies develop microfluidic devices, including biochips.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.