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Scientists from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed a new primer technology that, when used in real-time PCR assays, obviates the need for internal probes or intercalating dyes and makes them easier and cheaper to use than existing real-time PCR diagnostic chemistries.

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A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.