This article has been updated from a previous version to update the name of Zeesan Biotech.

By Ben Butkus

Scientists from China's Xiamen University and other Chinese academic institutions have developed a fast, low-cost assay based on PCR and melting curve analysis to genotype 24 β-thalassemia mutations common in Chinese populations with 100 percent sensitivity and specificity, according to a recently published research study.

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