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Bio-Rad QX One Droplet Digital PCR System

Bio-Rad this week launched the QX One Droplet Digital PCR system at the Association for Molecular Pathology meeting. The QX One is a single instrument that automates each step of the droplet digital PCR workflow including droplet generation, amplification, and droplet reading. The instrument has the capacity to run five 96-well plates simultaneously, providing the ability to analyze up to 480 samples per day. The system can detect four colors simultaneously for eight-plex CNV detection, five-plex mutation detection, and four-plex gene expression detection. It is compatible with current ddPCR supermixes, assays, and kits.

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.