Bio-Rad has launched the one-step RT-ddPCR kit for probes to provide researchers with the ability to measure target RNA molecules for applications such as gene expression analysis, miRNA analysis, and viral load quantitation.

The new kit combines reverse transcription with droplet digital PCR on Bio-Rad's QX100 Droplet Digital PCR system to determine small differences in copy number of target RNA that were previously unable to be measured using real-time PCR, the company said.

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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

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