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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 UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.