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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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Canon, Sandia, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, BioMerieux, North Carolina State University, Corning, Eppendorf Array Technologies, SurModics, Indian Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Japan Science and Technology Agency, University of Chicago, Illumina

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

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligences for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.