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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.

Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.