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.

Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.