By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche today said that it has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance for the second-generation version its real-time PCR Cobas TaqMan HCV Test.

The test quantifies the amount of hepatitis C viral RNA in human plasma or serum of HCV-infected individuals. It incorporates a manual specimen preparation with Roche's Cobas TaqMan 48 Analyzer for automated amplification and detection.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.