DNA synbodies

(This story has been updated to correct a description of the company's technology.)
Prognosys Biosciences has developed a cDNA-based system for coding customized peptide libraries and has begun offering it commercially as a research tool.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Arizona State University has reeled in a $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop methods for generating new reagents for use in protein studies.

By Adam Bonislawski
Scientists at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have developed a new form of affinity reagent that could offer an easy-to-produce alternative to traditional antibodies.

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have offered to test families separated at the southern US border, but that raises ethical issues.

CNBC reports that confirming a positive result from 23andMe's BRCA health report can be expensive.

The New York Times reports on a project to develop a tree DNA database to uncover illegal logging.

In PLOS this week: links between gut microbiome and colorectal cancer mutations, targeted sequencing uncovers genetic susceptibilities to epilepsy in Koreans, and more.