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Researchers from Nestec, an R&D subsidiary of Nestlé, have developed and validated a multiplex real-time PCR method to simultaneously detect 47 targets to aid in identifying genetically modified organisms.

By Doug Macron
Groove Biopharma announced this week that it has closed a $6 million Series B round of financing, giving the company enough funds to operate through 2012.

Notably, the name change comes on the heels of Mirina's failed bid to sue Marina Biotech for trademark infringement due to its similar-sounding name.

GenturaDx has developed a molecular diagnostic system that combines sample preparation and real-time PCR testing on a disposable cartridge in an effort to bring molecular testing to more laboratories at small- and medium-sized hospitals.

A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.