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In a set of new studies, members of an international team mapped gene variation, expression, and regulatory interactions in developing and adult human brains.

The company hopes to develop saliva-based RNA assays for concussion, Parkinson's disease and autism using biomarkers discovered by its two academic partners.

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.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.