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Asuragen's AmplideX PCR/CE C9orf72 Kit

Asuragen has launched the AmplideX PCR/CE C9orf72 Kit for research use. The PCR/capillary electrophoresis-based assay uses Asuragen's proprietary technology for analyzing high homology and GC-rich content. The kit provides clinical and pharmaceutical researchers with a method for high-resolution genotyping of hexanucleotide repeat expansions in C9orf72, a gene of emerging interest in frontotemporal dementia, the company said.

The Scan

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.