University of Ottawa researchers have developed an electrical method for fabricating solid-state nanopores based on a phenomenon called dielectric breakdown — an approach that they are touting as fast, affordable, and easily applicable within the context of existing solid-state detection systems.

"What we feel about this method is that it's going to democratize the field," the University of Ottawa's Vincent Tabard-Cossa told In Sequence.

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Two new Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology studies have largely reproduced the original findings, ScienceInsider reports.

DNA fingerprinting could catch some sample mix-ups at pathology labs, the New York Times says.

A Maryland police department has turned to DNA phenotyping to develop a suspect sketch, WJLA reports.

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