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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.

The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.