US Patent No. 9,365,894

Methods and kits for avoiding amplification of contaminating nucleic acids
Jun 15, 2016

BioMérieux has been awarded US Patent No. 9,365,894, "Methods and kits for avoiding amplification of contaminating nucleic acids."

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

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