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Given the high yield of miRNA markers they were able to isolate, the researchers believe the approach could be commercialized for routine cancer testing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Nine teams of Canadian and Japanese scientists will use C$21.8 (US $20.8 million) in new funding to study how gene expression caused by environmental factors can impact human health.

Affymetrix has received US Patent No. 8,372,576, "Miniaturized microparticles." The patent claims a method for forming encoded microparticles.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Microfluidics firm Dolomite today said it has licensed microdroplet generation technology IP from the Japan Science and Technology Agency.

Microfluidics firm Dolomite said this week that it has licensed microdroplet generation technology from the Japan Science and Technology Agency.

Roche, Canon, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Enigma Diagnostics, Expression Analytics, Hologic, Samsung, and Fluidigm win US patents.

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Researchers from Japan and the US have identified non-retroviral RNA virus elements in several primate and non-primate mammalian genomes.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.