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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 UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.