PCR probes DNA Script Exclusively Licenses Modified DNA Printing Technology From Baseclick The Paris-based company plans to use the nucleic acid modification technology to synthesize qPCR probes for use in diagnostics, among other biomolecules. DNA Script Gets $1.6M From French Government to Develop qPCR Probe Manufacturing Platform DNA Script will build a prototype qPCR probe manufacturing platform that can be used in the rapid development of biothreat diagnostics. AMP SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Dx Survey Shows Supply Chain Issues Hampered Ramp Up of Testing More than 70 percent of labs surveyed experienced supply chain interruptions, forcing them to validate three or more diagnostic testing methods. NuProbe Global, CarrierGene Biotech Complete Merger, Partner With Illumina The new firm will offer target enrichment assays for clinical NGS testing and develop library preparation kits for clinical tests on Illumina's sequencing platform. MRSA Study Details How Staph Is Transmitted Within Households A longitudinal household study suggests patients can acquire methicillin-resistant or sensitive Staphylococcus aureus from household members, pets, and surfaces. Mar 13, 2013 Focus Diagnostics Licenses Evogen PCR Probe Technology Aug 12, 2010 Biosearch Inks Licensing Deal with Qiagen May 6, 2010 Product Watch: May 6, 2010 Premium Breaking News Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: SpeeDx, Bio-Techne, NuProbe, More DiaSorin Q2 Revenues Rise 20 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand Cepheid Gets $28M From BARDA for SARS-CoV-2 Tests The Scan Interfering With Invasive Mussels The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels. Participation Analysis A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports. Right Whales' Decline A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC. Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.