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Thermo Fisher Scientific Applied Biosystems SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer for Human Identification

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched the Applied Biosystems SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer for Human Identification, a capillary electrophoresis platform. The system is designed for small- to medium-sized forensic DNA and paternity laboratories. It has been validated according to Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) guidelines on several Applied Biosystems STR amplification kits. The instrument uses an integrated cartridge that combines a capillary array, polymer reservoir, and anode buffer.

The Scan

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.