Co-Diagnostics will license its CoPrimers technology to Biosearch to make, use, market, and sell the primer-dimer-reducing oligonucleotides.
The sensitivity of real-time PCR-based testing of dried blood spots is too low to use the method as a routine test for CMV infection in newborns. Despite this, PCR testing of other bodily fluids such as saliva still holds promise for such a test.
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.
In Cell this week: DNA methylation and T cell exhaustion, longevity in C. elegans, and more.