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Asuragen QuantideX qPCR BCR-ABL IS Kit

Asuragen has launched its QuantideX qPCR BCR-ABL IS kit, the first FDA cleared molecular diagnostic test for monitoring BCR-ABL1 transcripts in myeloid leukemia. The kit uses armored DNA technology to create World Health Organization Primary standard-aligned RNA-based calibrators. The assay reports patient results directly on the International Scale in accordance with the European LeukemiaNET and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 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.