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An increasing number of publications using droplet-based digital PCR platforms suggests acceptance and uptake of the technology.

The company plans to launch a PCR-based test for measuring three genes in the plasma of lung cancer patients and is also at work on an NGS-based panel.

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Officials from Exact Sciences, Cepheid, Bio-Rad, Biocartis, and NanoString provided strategic updates at the conference. 

Trends included expanding test menus and a possible tipping point for point-of-care.

Two new studies demonstrate improved methods using droplet digital PCR to detect very low viral loads in HIV-positive patients, pushing the detection threshold lower than that of real-time PCR.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Though reverse transcription of RNA to cDNA is an essential first step for a growing number of genomics applications, researchers have long known of problems associated with RT and its effects on study results.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Fitch Ratings today affirmed the ratings of Bio-Rad Laboratories, including the issuer default rating, at BBB- .

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Bio-Rad reported after the close of the market on Tuesday a 5 percent increase in third quarter revenues including a 6 percent spike in sales for its Life Science segment.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Bio-Rad Laboratories has resolved a US Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into its violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act due to the company's subsidiaries having made improper payments to foreign officials in Russia, Vietnam, and Thailand in order to

Becton Dickinson has been awarded

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.