University of Freiburg

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — In an effort to improve the long-term storage of multiplex nucleic acid assays, a German academic group has developed a protocol for air drying PCR primers and probes and shown that the reagents remained stable and effective for a year at ambient laboratory conditions.

Researchers at Germany's University of Freiburg have developed a method to perform highly parallel PCR amplification in a picowell array while simultaneously immobilizing the PCR products onto a microscope slide for future analysis.

Scientists from the University of Freiburg in Germany have developed a sequence-dependent universal detection technique for monitoring real-time PCR reactions that they say could significantly reduce the cost of performing real-time PCR.

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

The funding from the three countries will use informatics to study systems involved in seed germination.

An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

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