Technology STR Analysis Researchers Encourage Forensics Labs to Adopt New Genomic Technologies for Relationship Testing Premium Driving the shift is a belief that standard STR testing is not always a reliable tool for determining complex family relationships. Family Ties Can Compromise Genomic Data Privacy, New Studies Suggest The two papers published today in Science and Cell have implications for both forensics and genetic research. NIST Publication of STR Sequence Frequency Data Paves Way for NGS in Forensics Premium The work is a step toward transitioning from PCR- and CE-based methods for STR profiling in forensics to NGS-based approaches. FBI Approves ANDE Rapid DNA ID System Formerly known as NetBio, the firm is now the first to gain approval under the new standards of the Rapid DNA Act of 2017. Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires IntegenX Thermo Fisher said that IntegenX complements and enhances its existing human identification product portfolio. Aug 21, 2017 Rapid DNA Act Signed Into Law Mar 8, 2017 NIST, ATCC Develop STR-Based Method to Identify Contamination of Mouse Cell Lines Premium Dec 7, 2016 Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Life Technologies, Promega Infringement Case Premium Aug 31, 2016 Genetic Analysis Reveals Misidentified Glioma Cell Line Oct 13, 2015 Promega STR Analysis Kit Gets FBI Approval Jun 22, 2015 Qiagen Launches STR Typing Kits for Forensics Market, Building on Sample Prep Foundation Premium May 28, 2015 Ancestry.com Shutters SMGF Database Amid Murder Case Controversy Premium Nov 21, 2013 GenomeWeb Feature: Slow but Steady, Molecular Tools Make Their Way into Criminal Forensics Sep 19, 2013 NIST, Applied Research Associates Develop Method to Purify DNA from Crude Samples for STR Analysis Premium Apr 4, 2013 Applied Markets Watch: Promega GenePrint 10 System Premium Feb 27, 2013 Promega Sues Life Technologies Alleging IP Infringement on STR Technology Oct 11, 2012 STR Analysis for Cell Line Authentication Gaining Traction in Research Community Premium Oct 4, 2012 Applied Markets Watch: Promega PowerPlex Fusion System Premium Sep 20, 2012 Life Tech Launches New Forensic STR Analysis Kits as FBI Prepares to Expand CODIS Loci Premium Aug 2, 2012 GE Healthcare to Expand Molecular Forensic Analysis Footprint with NetBio Pact Premium Feb 16, 2012 Jury Awards Promega $52M in Damages in IP Suit with Life Tech Premium Feb 15, 2012 Promega Awarded $52M in Suit Against Life Technologies Aug 4, 2011 Promega to Supply Reagents for IntegenX Human DNA ID System Premium Aug 3, 2011 IntegenX Packaging Promega's STR Reagents with Human DNA ID System May 5, 2011 Bin Laden DNA ID Would be Fast and Easy Using 'Standard' PCR Tech, Experts Say Premium Load More Breaking News Biora Therapeutics Settles Claims of Misleading Genetic Testing Advertisements Genetic Overlap Between Schizophrenia, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Uncovered by GWAS Analysis Evvy Closes $14M Series A for Vaginal Microbiome Testing, Launches Add-on STI Screen Consanguinity Contributes to Common Disease Risk, Study Suggests Ginkgo Bioworks, Pfizer Ink RNA Drug Discovery Deal Worth up to $331M The Scan Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants. Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms. Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema. Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.