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US Patent No. 8,946,127

Nucleic acid probe-based diagnostic assays for prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms
Mar 04, 2015

Enterprise Ireland and the National University of Ireland have been awarded US Patent No. 8,946,127, "Nucleic acid probe-based diagnostic assays for prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms."

Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.

Vox writes that lab mishaps involving pathogens are quite common.

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