Q Chip, a developer of microencapsulation technology, has launched ReaX Lab-in-a-Bead — a gel-based bead that “encapsulates all the reagents required to perform PCR in a single dose,” according to the company. The system can be used with any thermal cycler and is applicable to field-based experiments such as bacterial detection and DNA-based security tagging.
 

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

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