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New Product Watch: Mar 8, 2011

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Anagnostics recently launched the latest generation of its Hyborg system. The Austrian firm said the upgraded system includes "more intuitive" control and analysis software, as well as "easier handling" of assays.

The Hyborg system supports Anagnostics' cylindrical Hybcell arrays. The system includes a thermal cycler, a hybridization station, and a scanner.


Asper Biotech has updated its congenital stationary night blindness genetic test. The new version includes two additional genes – GRK1 and TRPM1, associated with CSNB. The Estonian fim's CSNB microarray now covers the analysis of 11 genes – RHO, PDE6B, GNAT1, CABP4, GRM6, SAG, NYX, CACNA1F, CACNA2D, GRK1, TRPM1 – and detects 159 mutations. The previous version of the test detected 126 mutations.

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Study Reveals New Details About Genetics of Major Cause of Female Infertility

Researchers in Nature Medicine conducted a whole-exome sequencing study of mote than a thousand patients with premature ovarian insufficiency.

Circulating Tumor DNA Shows Potential as Biomarker in Rare Childhood Cancer

A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that circulating tumor DNA levels in rhabdomyosarcoma may serve as a biomarker for prognosis.

Study Recommends Cancer Screening for Dogs Beginning Age Seven, Depending on Breed

PetDx researchers report in PLOS One that annual cancer screening for dogs should begin by age seven.

White-Tailed Deer Harbor SARS-CoV-2 Variants No Longer Infecting Humans, Study Finds

A new study in PNAS has found that white-tailed deer could act as a reservoir of SARS-CoV-2 variants no longer found among humans.