gel-drop PCR microarray

The agreement provides Akonni access to nucleic acid sequences, primers, and probes for several important biothreat agents, which it will incorporate into molecular tests on its TruArray and TruSentry platforms.

In addition, Akonni is developing tests based on the biochip technology for a number of other infectious agents, and is designing and testing an integrated instrument platform to perform the tests, with the ultimate goal of seeking US regulatory clearance.

Patients who've learned their genetic risk of disease worry about healthcare law changes in the US, Kaiser Health News reports.

Hopkins' Geoffrey Ling discusses the promise of genomic vaccines at Scientific American.

In Nature this week: mitochondrial genome of extinct South American ungulate, and more.

Two new Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology studies have largely reproduced the original findings, ScienceInsider reports.