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Bioline SensiFAST Lyo-Ready No-ROX Mix

Bioline, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Meridian Bioscience, has launched its SensiFAST Lyo-Ready No-ROX mix. It is a ready-to-use lyophilization-compatible qPCR mix that can be lyophilized with customer supplied assay-specific primers and probes. Th product is sensitive with reliable quantification of low abundance targets and scarce samples and delivers reproducible accurate assay results in a little as 30 minutes. The mix can also be stored at room temperature, reducing risks associated with storage and shipping requirements, the company said.

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Unique Germline Variants Found Among Black Prostate Cancer Patients

Through an exome sequencing study appearing in JCO Precision Oncology, researchers have found unique pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants within a cohort of Black prostate cancer patients.

Analysis of Endogenous Parvoviral Elements Found Within Animal Genomes

Researchers at PLOS Biology have examined the coevolution of endogenous parvoviral elements and animal genomes to gain insight into using the viruses as gene therapy vectors.

Saliva Testing Can Reveal Mosaic CNVs Important in Intellectual Disability

An Australian team has compared the yield of chromosomal microarray testing of both blood and saliva samples for syndromic intellectual disability in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

Octopus Brain Complexity Linked to MicroRNA Expansions

Investigators saw microRNA gene expansions coinciding with complex brains when they analyzed certain cephalopod transcriptomes, as they report in Science Advances.