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Scientists from molecular diagnostics firm Chronix Biomedical and University Medical Center Göttingen in Germany have developed an assay to measure circulating cell-free graft DNA as an early indicator of organ transplant rejection.

The assay uses Bio-Rad's QX100 Droplet Digital PCR system to absolutely quantify cell-free DNA released into the bloodstream by dying cells from the transplanted organ as a percentage of total circulating organ-derived DNA in a patient's plasma.

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Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.

Jul
24
Sponsored by
Hologic

This webinar will share the results of comparisons of commercially available nucleic acid amplification tests for use in routine screening of pregnant women for Group B Streptococcus (GBS).

Jul
30
Sponsored by
Mission Bio

This webinar will outline a project that performs large-scale and integrative single-cell genome and transcriptome profiling of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cases at diagnosis, during drug treatment, and in case of relapse.