Whatman has launched EasiCollect, a new device for buccal cell collection. It incorporates FTA collection media, which protects DNA from environmental and enzymatic damage for long-term room-temperature storage. The device has a new surface to maximize collection of cells and a “unique design” to apply the sample uniformly to the FTA matrix surface.
 

 

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.