By Ben Butkus

GÖTEBORG, Sweden – TATAA Biocenter held its European qPCR symposium, "Developments in Real-Time PCR: Research and Molecular Diagnostics," at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Center here this week.

PCR Insider was there to cover the symposium. Following are notable news items from the conference floor.


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