Ben Butkus is managing editor at GenomeWeb. He covers technologies and trends in PCR, qPCR, and related nucleic acid amplification technologies; molecular diagnostics; and sample prep.
The firm sees the new panel as an important step forward in its strategy to further penetrate the molecular diagnostics market with its qPCR products.
The QIAseq panels, which are available now, are the first of three major product launches Qiagen has planned for the second half of the year.
A Winthrop-University Hospital team showed that demethylated circulating cell-free DNA from dying oligodendrocytes is a biomarker for relapsing-remitting MS.
The deal provides Clinical Genomics with a "cornerstone piece" as it readies its blood-based test for colorectal cancer recurrence for commercialization in the US later this year.
The Swiss firm's assay combines a 29-gene host immune response panel with two tumor-derived proteins to detect early-stage colorectal cancer and large adenomatous polyps.
Researchers discussed using WGS to predict antibacterial resistance, to inform influenza vaccine development, and to diagnose and build drug resistance profiles for tuberculosis.
The companies will work together to pursue US Food and Drug Administration clearance for a workflow combining Siemens' sample prep module and Thermo's qPCR instrument.
The company's Avatar platform cultures and propagates a variety of cell types in an in vivo-like environment to yield more accurate and relevant molecular analyses.
The company sees microRNAs as the ideal blood-based biomarker for diagnosing and monitoring a number of diseases at the point of care and in the developing world.
Two Boston-based researchers shared methods for detecting circulating nucleic acid biomarkers for potential use in cancer diagnosis and monitoring.
In Science this week: a global genetic interaction map for Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and progress made in genomics, precision medicine, and therapeutics.
The price of plane tickets can affect how scientists in different countries choose to collaborate with each other, NPR reports.
The Annals of Improbable Research has awarded the 2016 Ig Nobel Prizes.
Scientific American alleges that the FDA has been "arm-twisting journalists into relinquishing their reportorial independence."