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Asuragen test kits to detect major and minor BCR-ABL fusions can now run on the Roche Diagnostics Cobas z 480 Analyzer.

The firm's blood-based Epi proLung lung cancer test looks for a combination of DNA methylation biomarkers.

The China Food and Drug Administration had also previously accredited both the NIFTY test and the BGISEQ sequencing platform.

The company said that it is working on cfDNA claim extensions for various PCR and NGS assays in its portfolio, which would be compatible with the new extraction system.

The robotic microbial DNA isolation and direct PCR test is designed for routine bacterial and fungal pathogen diagnosis.

The test is designed to detect and differentiate herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2, Treponema pallidum, and varicella-zoster virus.

Following the CE-IVD marking, Bruker launched the two products, the multiplex real-time PCR-based Fungiplex Candida assay and the Micronaut-AM test plate.

The test leverages loop mediated isothermal amplification technology and enables the rapid detection of Neisseria meningitidis directly from cerebrospinal fluid samples.

The thermocycler is a point-of-care diagnostic system that enables real-time molecular testing in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, and the field.

The kit detects 29 mutations in exons 18, 19, 20, and 21, and has a limit of mutation detection at .1 percent in a background of wild-type DNA.

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South Dakota lawmakers are to weigh a bill aimed at teaching the strengths and weaknesses of scientific concepts, the Associated Press and KEVN-Black Hills Fox report.

In Science this week: the synthetic genetic system hachimoji, and more.

Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.