Gen-Probe (Hologic) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,563,707, "Compositions and methods for detection of hepatitis A virus nucleic acid."

James Carlson and Steven Brentano are named as inventors.

Describes nucleic acid oligomeric sequences and in vitro nucleic acid amplification methods for detecting the presence of hepatitis A virus (HAV) RNA sequences, as well as kits comprising nucleic acid oligomers for amplifying and detecting HAV nucleic acid.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.

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