NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies today announced a distribution deal covering LGC Forensics' portable system for determining the quality of human DNA for forensics applications.

LGC's ParaDNA system facilitates the identification of samples that are suitable for more in-depth analysis by indicating whether samples contain usable DNA profiles. According to Life Tech, the ParaDNA platform is faster and more economical than other existing methods and helps reduce laboratory backlogs and processing turnaround times.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.