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News on qPCR, digital PCR, amplification, point-of-care testing platforms in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

The test is designed to analyze the expression of 17 genes in order to differentiate mild and aggressive forms of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

AstraZeneca and Merck also announced they have filed for approval of Lynparza in patients who have mutations in more than a dozen homologous recombination repair genes.

The team anticipates launching its first clinical diagnostic assay, which will detect targeted, low-frequency genetic mutations in lung cancer, in 2021.

The deal covers distribution of certain of Primerdesign's molecular testing products to the aquaculture and aquamarine markets in France.

The test adds to a menu of transplant monitoring assays that includes cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, and BK virus.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of the depth-dwelling giant squid.

Prosecutors have charged a former Drexel University professor with theft for allegedly spending federal grant money on adult entertainment and other unrelated expenses, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

Chris Collins, a former US representative, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in an insider trading case involving an Australian biotechnology firm, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: Trypanosoma brucei transcripts, estimate of people at risk of inherited retinal disease, and more.

Jan
28
Sponsored by
Sophia Genetics

This webinar will discuss how Moffitt Cancer Center has implemented a new capture-based application to accurately assess myeloid malignancies by detecting complex variants in challenging genes in a single experiment.  

Feb
05
Sponsored by
LGC

This webinar will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the collaborative development of a novel multiplex assay to speed detection of mosquito-borne illness in the clinical setting.

Feb
26
Sponsored by
Autogen

This webinar will explain how the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, has transformed its DNA workflows to improve the diagnosis and treatment of genetic illnesses that are prevalent in the pediatric population of its community.

Feb
27
Sponsored by
Stilla

Since the publication of the “The Digital MIQE Guidelines: Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Digital PCR Experiments” (dMIQE) in 2013, there has been a large expansion of the applications of dPCR such as single nucleotide variations (SNVs) and copy number variations (CNVs) measurements associated with disease diagnostics.