cell line authentification

Researchers profiled the genotypes and phenotypes for more than 700 induced pluripotent stem cell lines, uncovering between-individual sources of variation. 

Short tandem repeat and expression data indicate that the U87MG cell line in the ATCC collection no longer represents the glioma from which it was established.

Considering the widespread use of the cell line, these findings could have significant implications for the research community. 

The firm will provide DNA from at least 50 mouse cell lines for use in a PCR-based validation assay.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Promega is suing Life Technologies saying it infringes patents held by Promega covering the analysis of small tandem repeat loci for genetic analysis.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies has filed a suit asking a federal court to find that the firm does not infringe a patent held by Promega and it has retained rights under a licensing agreement related to cell line authentication and identification.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.