Canon US Life Sciences has been awarded US Patent No. 8,058,054, "Systems and methods for real-time PCR."

Gregory Owen, Gregory Dale, Kenton Hasson, Shulin Zeng, Dwayne Warfield, and Sarah Warfield are named as inventors on the patent.

Provides a system and methods for the real-time amplification and analysis of a sample of DNA. According to the patent's claims, the invention comprises a microfluidic device that contains a microfluidic channel with a PCR zone and a DNA melting zone, and thus can perform real-time PCR and DNA melting analysis.

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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.