By Molika Ashford

MDx startup Thermal Gradient said this week that achievements in the performance and cost of its disposable PCR cartridge technology and success in its HIV assay development project have spurred the company to begin seeking out private investment as well as additional molecular diagnostics partnerships.

The company earlier this month announced improvements in the sensitivity of its disposable test cartridges for PCR assays and claimed advances in production yields and cost reduction.

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Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.

Oct
02
Sponsored by
Roche

In the last few years several molecular testing methodologies — such as immunohistochemistry, PCR, and sequencing — have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to aid in the management of patients with lung cancer.  

Oct
10
Sponsored by
Philips Genomics

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how the Dana-Farber Cancer Center is adapting its oncology care strategy in light of the rapidly evolving molecular landscape.