University of Southampton

While point-of-care molecular testing of patients with respiratory illness wasn't associated with lower antibiotic use, patients tested had shorter drug courses.

The method offers a way for genome-wide arrays to be used in individual patients to uncover methylated sites associated with rare genomic imprinting disorders.

A multistage GWAS suggests inherited SNPs at four sites in the genome can contribute to the risk of developing myeloproliferative neoplasms.

SlipChip

New micro-device is inexpensive to manufacture and can run nucleic acid amplification at room temperature.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Protea Biosciences Group today said that it has signed an agreement to collaborate with the University of Southampton to identify biomarkers that may indicate a risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

LGC, in collaboration with the University of Southampton, has developed a panel of 24 scientifically-validated KASP genotyping assays that enables identification of human samples based on a genotyping profile, the partners said this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Commission has provided €9 million ($11.9 million) to fund a multinational project that will use DNA sequencing to identify traits in certain plants that enable them to better withstand drought.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cancer Research UK plans to use a new £10 million ($15.7 million) donation to fund the development of the Francis Crick Institute, a multi-partner research biomedical research center set to open in 2015.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.