NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A researcher from the German Primate Center (DPZ) in Göttingen has engineered a solar-powered, portable, "laboratory-in-a-suitcase" designed to detect Ebola virus at the point of care in approximately 15 minutes.

The system uses off-the-shelf laboratory components and currently runs an Ebola assay developed by University Medical Center Göttingen researchers and is based on isothermal recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) chemistry from UK firm TwistDx, a subsidiary of Alere.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.

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Jan
30
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This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.