Harvard College and UK Medical Research Council have been awarded US Patent No. 9,498,759, "Compartmentalized screening by microfluidic control."
Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have offered to test families separated at the southern US border, but that raises ethical issues.
CNBC reports that confirming a positive result from 23andMe's BRCA health report can be expensive.
The New York Times reports on a project to develop a tree DNA database to uncover illegal logging.
In PLOS this week: links between gut microbiome and colorectal cancer mutations, targeted sequencing uncovers genetic susceptibilities to epilepsy in Koreans, and more.
This webinar outlines a study that sought to characterize the landscape of alternative polyadenylation (APA) in the lung cancer transcriptome in order to gain insight into the role of APA in cancer progression.