PCR

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

The Ultra's combination of a lower limit of detection and ability to find dead bacilli after starting TB therapy vastly improves sensitivity compared to other tests, the study’s authors said.

The company acquired GnuBio, which was developing a droplet-based sequencing platform, in 2014 for $39.7 million in cash and $10 million in contingent payments. 

UgenTec and R-Biopharm's collaboration will cover the software's development, regulatory approval, and launch.

Genetic profiles generated by Thermo Fisher's Yfiler Plus PCR amplification kit can now be included in the FBI's DNA indexing system.

The company will use the net proceeds to finance its current operations and expand its US commercialization capacities for its lead product, Epi proColon.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.