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By Ben Butkus

Taiwanese researchers have developed a method of performing PCR using natural convection and a single isothermal heater, and have used the technique to amplify DNA from three different viral genomes with sensitivity comparable to that of existing PCR methods.

According to the scientists, the new method may be able to serve as the basis for extremely inexpensive and easy-to-use molecular diagnostic tests in developing nations since it eliminates the need for expensive and delicate thermal cyclers.

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In Cell this week: a quantitative proteomic atlas based on the Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia, gene regulation and differentiation in Toxoplasma gondii, and more.

Feb
05
Sponsored by
LGC

This webinar will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the collaborative development of a novel multiplex assay to speed detection of mosquito-borne illness in the clinical setting.

Feb
25
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will discuss a study that used long-read transcriptome sequencing to explore the distribution of isoforms in colon cancer samples and their metastasis counterparts. 

Feb
26
Sponsored by
Autogen

This webinar will explain how the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, has transformed its DNA workflows to improve the diagnosis and treatment of genetic illnesses that are prevalent in the pediatric population of its community.

Feb
27
Sponsored by
Stilla

Since the publication of the “The Digital MIQE Guidelines: Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Digital PCR Experiments” (dMIQE) in 2013, there has been a large expansion of the applications of dPCR such as single nucleotide variations (SNVs) and copy number variations (CNVs) measurements associated with disease diagnostics.