Dx Focus: Clinical and Regulatory PCR and Nucleic Acid Testing News | GenomeWeb

Roche today announced data from its "Addressing the Need for Advanced HPV Diagnostics," or ATHENA, trial in the US to test the ability of its PCR-based genotyping test to identify women with cervical pre-cancer missed by cytological examination with a Pap test.

The trial, which examined more than 47,000 women, demonstrated that one in 10 women age 30 years and older who had a normal Pap test but who tested positive for HPV genotypes 16 and/or 18 with Roche's Cobas 4800 HPV test, had cervical precancer.

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In Science this week: genetic target for urothelial bladder cancer treatment, and more.

At the Conversation, the University of Oxford's Michael Macklay writes that learning genetic risk of disease is a personal decision.

Two dozen scientific organizations have endorsed the March for Science, according to ScienceInsider.

Researchers in Japan describe a chimpanzee with a chromosomal abnormality similar to human Down syndrome, Mashable reports.

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This online seminar will highlight recent advances in the use of next-generation sequencing to detect drug-resistant mutations in patients with HIV or HCV. 

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09
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This webinar will discuss how next-generation sequencing and digital PCR can be used in a complementary manner for liquid biopsies in order to improve patient care.