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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

Comfort of Home

The Guardian reports that AstraZeneca is to run more clinical trials from people's homes with the aim of increasing participant diversity.

Keep Under Control

Genetic technologies are among the tools suggested to manage invasive species and feral animals in Australia, Newsweek says.

Just Make It

The New York Times writes that there is increased interest in applying gene synthesis to even more applications.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on OncoDB, mBodyMap, Genomicus

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database to analyze large cancer datasets, human body microbe database, and more.