Transgenomic has launched its Surveyor mutation detection kits for universal primer fluorescent capillary electrophoresis. The kits detect mismatch mutations in DNA that has been PCR amplified using two fluorescent primers and digested with Surveyor nuclease in order to enable “highly sensitive” mutation detection on Applied Biosystems’ DNA sequencing instruments, the company said.
 

 

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.