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The firm said that the technologies it has licensed improve PCR and RT-PCR amplification of DNA and RNA.

Lawrence Livermore National Security and the University of California have been awarded US Patent No. 8,367,976, "Laser heating of aqueous samples on a micro-optical-electro-mechanical system."
Reginald Beer and Ian Kennedy are named as inventors.

Scientists from Stellenbosch University in South Africa have been awarded $131,000 from the National Institutes of Health for the first year of a planned four-year project aimed at developing and evaluating a molecular assay for multi- and extreme-drug-resistant tuberculosis usin

US patents awarded to Nishikawa Rubber, Virco, Bioarray Solutions, Aisin Seiki, Riken, Abacus Diagnostica, Sigma-Aldrich, Illumina, LLNL, OncoMedX, Brandeis University, and Epigenomics.

Canon, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Johns Hopkins University, Brandeis University, Samsung, City of Hope, Amplion, and Trovagene are awarded US patents.

Patents awarded to Gen-Probe, Brandeis University, Bio-Rad, Life Technologies, and more.

The company will use $2.2 million to develop a PCR-based multiple flu test.

The UK-based company will offer the toolkit through a single license that combines IP it licensed from Brandeis University and PHRI Properties, the tech-transfer arm of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.