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Fisher Subsidiary Abgene Licenses ABI Tech to Offer PCR-related Products, Develop Its Own

NEW YORK, June 29 (GenomeWeb News) - Applied Biosystems has granted Fisher Biosciences licenses to allow its subsidiary, Abgene, to offer several PCR and real-time PCR products, the companies said today.


Under the agreement, Abgene will be allowed to offer PCR and real-time PCR reagents and kits, and has the right to develop new real-time PCR products and technologies, the companies said.

The Scan

Researchers Compare WGS, Exome Sequencing-Based Mendelian Disease Diagnosis

Investigators find a diagnostic edge for whole-genome sequencing, while highlighting the cost advantages and improving diagnostic rate of exome sequencing in EJHG.

Researchers Retrace Key Mutations in Reassorted H1N1 Swine Flu Virus With Avian-Like Features

Mutations in the acidic polymerase-coding gene boost the pathogenicity and transmissibility of Eurasian avian-like H1N1 swine influenza viruses, a PNAS paper finds.

Genome Sequences Reveal Evolutionary History of South America's Canids

An analysis in PNAS of South American canid species' genomes offers a look at their evolutionary history, as well as their relationships and adaptations.

Lung Cancer Response to Checkpoint Inhibitors Reflected in Circulating Tumor DNA

In non-small cell lung cancer patients, researchers find in JCO Precision Oncology that survival benefits after immune checkpoint blockade coincide with a dip in ctDNA levels.