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The funding will, in part, support efforts to expand the project's catalog of functional elements and understand their roles in different contexts.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory researchers characterized the International Space Station's microbiome, finding that it's dominated by a skin-linked bacterium.

The California Institute of Technology has been awarded

Using a microfluidic device called SlipChip, a cell phone camera, and cloud computing, a California Institute of Technology team has shown the superiority of digital over real-time isothermal PCR under perturbed experimental conditions.

Fluidigm of South San Francisco, Calif., has received US Patent No.

The California Institute of Technology of Pasadena has received US Patent No. 8,557,199, "Self-powered microfluidic devices, methods and systems." The claimed device consists of microfluidic channels and a pressure source for pumping reagents through the channels.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of genome sequencing studies appearing online yesterday in Genome Biology is stirring enthusiasm about the prospect of getting at the genetic roots of drug resistance in Haemonchus contortus — commonly known as the barber pole worm — and coming

The California Institute of Technology has been awarded US Patent No. 8,497,071, "Isolation of unknown rearranged T-cell receptors from single cells."
Alejandro Balazas, Jonathan Tsai, and David Baltimore are named as inventors.

Universidad del Pais Vasco of Leioa-Vizcaya, Spain, has been awarded US Patent No. 8,486,637, "Methods and reagents for the detection of Salmonella spp."

Optomec of Albuquerque, NM, has received US Patent No.

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In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomics study of Aspergillus, genetic variation in indigenous African cattle, and more.

Some people who harbor genetic variants associated with disease show no signs and may give insight into the continuum of symptoms, Spectrum reports.

Some 57 snow monkeys at a Japanese zoo were found to be rhesus macaque hybrids, which are banned in Japan.

British researchers say they've been removed from EU grant applications, according to the Guardian.