NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Asuragen today announced its Quantidex BCR-ABL IS CMR Kit has received the CE-IVD mark. 

The firm is launching the kit for monitoring BCR-ABL1 transcript levels in chronic myeloid leukemia patients this week. According to Asuragen, the product improves upon other tests by attaining a sensitivity of MR4.7 while it allows direct reporting on the International Scale. Additionally, the assay enables detection of complete molecular response. 

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.