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A study of samples from Sierra Leone and the UK of heat-inactivated whole blood showed high sensitivity and specificity using the FilmArray BioThreat-E test.

Ploughshare Innovations, the technology-transfer outfit charged with commercializing discoveries made at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory of the UK's Ministry of Defence, is seeking licensees for a one-step method for recovering trace amounts of DNA from tiny surface

Researchers from the UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory have demonstrated the feasibility of using Life Technologies' microfluidic TaqMan Array Cards to detect multiple bacterial agents with the potential to cause acute disease and be used in a bioterror attack.

Enigma said that the patents in question are no longer open to challenge by any entity. However, an official at Biogene who initiated the patent challenge said that the UK IPO's ruling was against him personally and doesn't preclude other entities such as Biogene from re-challenging the patents in question.

The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.