RainDance Technologies said this week that it has added one-step single molecule RNA detection capabilities to its RainDrop Digital PCR system.

The new workflow provides researchers with a simple method of counting individual RNA target molecules. Available immediately to all current and future RainDrop customers, the new capabilities are compatible with existing one-step master mix solutions and a range of qPCR probes, the company said.

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As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researchers says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.

The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

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