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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 fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.