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.
Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.
Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.
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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.