The multiplexed PCR kit will target mutations associated with cystic fibrosis that are highly prevalent in the US, and the firm is also eyeing the Middle East and Africa.
Under the terms of the deal, Fluidigm has the right to commercialize the CFTR sample prep assay for research use on its Juno automated microfluidic system.
Agena's cystic fibrosis panel includes more than 70 mutations in the CFTR gene that have been linked to the disease.
In Genome Research this week: longitudinal study of Burkholderia cenocepacia isolates from cystic fibrosis patients, long-read assembly approach, and more.
Artificial tRNAs may allow cells to read through premature stop codons and treat genetic diseases, New Scientist reports.
A sequencing study suggests multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium abscessus bacteria are often passed between people, not acquired from the environment.
Couples can now buy cystic fibrosis and spinal muscular atrophy carrier screening tests through Amazon, though a doctor will have to approve the order.
Cystic fibrosis carrier status often did not impact family planning decisions and was sometimes perceived as a risk to unaffected family members.
Sophia's platform will be used to analyze data from Devyser's hereditary breast cancer and cystic fibrosis testing kits.
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.
Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.
The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.
In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.
Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.