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Mitochondrial replacement therapy may soon be occurring in the UK, according to the Guardian.

Panasonic has received US Patent No. 8,496,794, "Biosensor, biosensor chip, and biosensor device." The described platform can electronically detect the binding reaction of a biological substance such as an oligonucleotide, antigen, enzyme, peptide, antibody, or glucose.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics firm QuantuMDx and its university partners will use funding from the UK's Biomedical Catalyst program to develop and integrate the company's lab-on-a-chip technology into a device for rapidly diagnosing and staging cancers.

Researchers in the Neuromuscular Disorder-Chip Consortium will use custom-designed NimbleGen Human CGH 12x135K microarrays and Human Sequence Capture 385K arrays to study the genetic underpinnings of a range of neuromuscular disorders.

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The Hunter Medical Research Institute was started to bring together biomedical and clinical scientists — and the results have been so positive that it has become a model for how to accomplish translational research.

The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.

In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.