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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – For about two decades, widespread use of point-of-care molecular testing technologies has seemed to be just beyond the horizon, but microfluidics' manufacturing costs may have limited their uptake.

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation in Brookline, Massachusetts have now developed a low-cost method to construct continuous-flow real-time PCR devices, which could potentially push POC molecular testing further into the mainstream.

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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.

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