dual primer PCR

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.

The New York Times profiles 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki and describes how she bounced back from a bad year.

Fotis Kafatos, the founding president of the European Research Council, has died, according to the Associated Press.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of honeybee disease, microRNA profiles of people with lupus nephritis, and more.

The Verge's Angela Chen tried out a gene test for fitness advice, but didn't learn much new information.