NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Thermo Fisher Scientific said on Thursday it has reached a deal with NewLab Engineering for the exclusive global distribution rights to the Card Processing Automation technology for DNA-based human identification.

Thermo Fisher will be the sole distributor and servicing agent of NewLab's CPA300 and CPA200 card processing instruments. CPA technology is used by forensic, paternity, and research laboratories to prepare DNA samples for human identification.

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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.