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The technology could improve the utility of digital PCR in diagnostic applications, and help drive the technique's adoption as a low-cost alternative to quantitative real-time PCR for applications such as copy number variation, rare allele detection, and single-cell gene expression analysis.

In the hopes of understanding brain developmental disorders, UBC will use Genome BC funding to work with Riken to identify genes involved in cerebellum development.

Under the terms of the research alliance, which was forged in 2009, Alnylam has the exclusive rights to all new inventions in the RNAi field, as well as rights to sublicense any resulting intellectual property to Alnylam's current and future partners.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia have discovered a new virophage that appears to be genetically related to a group of transposable elements found in eukaryotes.

A University of British Columbia-led research team has brought together genomic, transcriptomic, and other data in their effort to understand a fungal symbiont of the mountain pine beetle.

The team will use DNA sequencing technology to study 12 forme fruste tumors that currently lack effective diagnostics and treatments.

A Canadian research team used a combination of real-time quantitative PCR and microfluidic technology to assess miRNA expression patterns in nearly 30 hematopoietic cell populations in adult mice.

The antibody profile could potentially be used to improve stratification of patient cohorts in clinical trials or as a point-of-care test to determine whether a patient needs vaccination, Reinhard Hiller, managing director of CPGR, told ProteoMonitor.

The technique allows for the first time the proteome-wide study of protein carboxy termini, according to one of its developers.

The recruitment effort seeks researchers to fill two new positions in metabolic engineering and synthetic biology; two new positions in computational tools and technology development; and two existing positions in chemical, molecular and systems biology, and bioengineering.

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NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.