By Ben Butkus

Bio-Rad Laboratories has launched a real-time PCR assay kit that helps researchers assess chromatin structure in cells and correlate it to gene expression more rapidly than current methods, the company said this week.

The kit is expected to provide users with a quick and easy way to correlate epigenetic changes such as DNA methylation and histone modification with gene expression, Viresh Patel, a senior product manager at Bio-Rad, told PCR Insider.

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