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CombiMatrix's Buccal Swab DNA Collection System

CombiMatrix announced that it is launching a buccal swab DNA collection system for its CombiSNP Array for Pediatric Analysis microarray test. The new system uses a cheek swab instead of a blood draw to collect samples for chromosomal analysis from newborn and pediatric patients.

The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.