Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Product Watch: Bio-Rad's One-Step RT-ddPCR Kit

Premium

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.

The kit also allows scientists to enrich for rare target RNA sequences, detect small differences in gene expression levels, and determine copies of an RNA molecule without a standard curve, Bio-Rad said.

The Scan

UK Pilot Study Suggests Digital Pathway May Expand BRCA Testing in Breast Cancer

A randomized pilot study in the Journal of Medical Genetics points to similar outcomes for breast cancer patients receiving germline BRCA testing through fully digital or partially digital testing pathways.

Survey Sees Genetic Literacy on the Rise, Though Further Education Needed

Survey participants appear to have higher genetic familiarity, knowledge, and skills compared to 2013, though 'room for improvement' remains, an AJHG paper finds.

Study Reveals Molecular, Clinical Features in Colorectal Cancer Cases Involving Multiple Primary Tumors

Researchers compare mismatch repair, microsatellite instability, and tumor mutation burden patterns in synchronous multiple- or single primary colorectal cancers.

FarGen Phase One Sequences Exomes of Nearly 500 From Faroe Islands

The analysis in the European Journal of Human Genetics finds few rare variants and limited geographic structure among Faroese individuals.