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STR analysis

The technique provides the scientific community with a higher-resolution methodology to determine if a mouse cell line has been correctly identified in research.

The case is being framed as either upholding a strong patent regime or dealing a blow to US-based manufacturing as part of the global supply chain.

Short tandem repeat and expression data indicate that the U87MG cell line in the ATCC collection no longer represents the glioma from which it was established.

PowerPlex Fusion 6C system is a 27-locus multiplex assay that combines common and informative loci, including SE33, Penta D, and Penta E.

The firm has timed the launch with FBI-mandated CODIS expansion, a period when labs will be evaluating and adopting new products.

The company made the move after several media outlets falsely reported that Ancestry had divulged the identify of a donor without a police warrant.

There is growing interest among forensics researchers in expanding the use of molecular technologies, such as arrays and next-generation sequencing, to advance the field. But there are challenges, as forensics, particularly in its application to criminal cases, has been slow to adopt new technologies.

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Applied Research Associates have published a study demonstrating an improved microfluidic technique to purify, concentrate, and quantify DNA from clean and soil-contaminated buccal swabs prior to STR analysis.

Promega has launched the GenePrint 10 system for human cell line authentication and sample identification.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Promega is suing Life Technologies saying it infringes patents held by Promega covering the analysis of small tandem repeat loci for genetic analysis.

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HHS Secretary Tom Price says the NIH budget contains unneeded expenses that can be trimmed, Stat News reports.

The chair of the House science committee says the journal Science is not objective, the Huffington Post reports.

In Nature this week: glioma GWAS uncovers new risk loci, and more.

Ivanka Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos call on girls to pursue STEM careers, the Associated Press reports.