University of North Texas Health Science Center

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Diomics, a recent spinout of the University of Arizona specializing in sample collection technologies for downstream DNA analysis, has in the past month realized a number of positive developments in support of the recent launch of its flagship biospecimen collection product

This article was originally published June 24.

Name: Arthur Eisenberg
Title: Professor and Chairman of the Department of Forensic and Investigative Genetics and Co-Director of the Center for Human Identification, University of North Texas Health Science Center

Abbott said today that it has entered into an agreement with the University of North Texas Health Science Center to evaluate the company's Plex-ID instrument for use in analyzing human remains to support missing persons and human trafficking investigations.

The Center for Human Identification at the University of North Texas Health Science Center has received a $3.5 million grant from Life Technologies to train researchers in forensic DNA analysis techniques.

The three-year $3.5 million grant will be used to train researchers in forensic DNA analysis techniques.

The test is the latest of several Alzheimer's biomarker panels developed on Rules-Based Medicine's DiscoveryMAP platform. The company plans to develop a specialized assay for research use by next year with a lab-developed test potentially following shortly thereafter.

Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.