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A team from the National University of Ireland Galway's Molecular Diagnostics Research Group has developed and validated a two-stage multiplex real-time PCR assay to identify all members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.

US patents awarded to Gen-Probe and BioMérieux; Ibis Biosciences (Abbott); Genera Biosystems; Innogenetics, Enterprise Ireland, and the National University of Ireland; and Illumina.

Researchers from Ghent University and the National University of Ireland have identified and validated a panel of six microRNAs ideal for use as reference genes in PCR-based miRNA expression analysis in colorectal cancer.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.