The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has been awarded US Patent No. 8,895,292, "Microfluidic chip devices and their use."
Hans Soderlund, Ari Hokkanen, Kari Kataja, Ingmar Stuns, Kai Kolari, Heli Siren, Stella Rovio, Reetta Satokari, and Jan Rautio are named as the inventors.
Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.
Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.
A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.