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Analytik Jena's qTower³ Thermal Cycler

Analytik Jena has introduced the qTower³ real-time PCR thermal cycler. The system has silver block technology and boasts homogeneity of ±0.1 degrees Celsius over the 96-well block. It is available as a stand-alone device withn an integrated tablet or as a PC-based system, and includes software with a broad spectrum of optimized analysis algorithms including absolute and relative quantification, melt point analysis, delta-delta Ct method, PCR efficiency measurement, allelic discrimination, and endpoint determination, the company said.

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Team Tracks Down Potential Blood Plasma Markers Linked to Heart Failure in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Researchers in BMC Genomics found 10 differentially expressed proteins or metabolites that marked atrial fibrillation with heart failure cases.

Study Points to Synonymous Mutation Effects on E. Coli Enzyme Activity

Researchers in Nature Chemistry saw signs of enzyme activity shifts in the presence of synonymous mutations in a multiscale modeling analysis of three Escherichia coli genes.

Team Outlines Paternal Sample-Free Single-Gene Approach for Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening

With data for nearly 9,200 pregnant individuals, researchers in Genetics in Medicine demonstrate the feasibility of their carrier screening and reflex single-gene non-invasive prenatal screening approach.

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.