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Speakers at the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities annual meeting discussed their approaches for single-cell genomic studies of tumor and immune cells.

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Bio-Rad Laboratories has been awarded US Patent No. 8,236,504, "Systems and methods for fluorescence detection with a movable detection module."
Igor Kordunsky, Jeffrey Goldman, and Michael Finney are named as inventors on the patent.

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The university will pilot a summer elective course on genetics that includes several precautionary measures to ensure that students don't feel coerced to participate. The incorporation of this course as a permanent program will depend on the success of this pilot, the university said.

The suit is the second filed by the plaintiffs this year against a generic drug manufacturer for allegedly infringing patents protecting Galderma's rosacea treatment Oracea by filing an ANDA for a generic version of the drug.

An influx of managerial and scientific talent due to layoffs from financial institutions and pharmaceutical companies, coupled with new incubator space, could help build a university-fueled life sciences cluster in the New York region, said tech-transfer experts at last week's New York Biotechnology Association meeting.

Luminex will pay $4.35 million to settle a dispute filed by SUNY in December 2007, which alleged breach of contract.

A total of six facilities comprising more than 2 million square feet are in New York's pipeline of life-sci space, according to the panelists who spoke at the New York Biotechnology Association's annual meeting this week.

Although SUNY and NYU's financial stake in the proceedings is unclear, they are seeking to protect a royalty stream that dates back to a 1992 licensing agreement with Galderma predecessor Collagenix Pharmaceuticals for some of the patents protecting Oracea, which exceeded $50 million in sales in 2007.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.