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GenoTyping Center of America Testing Services

GenoTyping Center of America (GTCA) recently launched several genetic testing services. The Bangor, Me.-based firm now offers:

  • PCR genotyping services for targeted mutations and common transgene targets, such as neomycin, luciferase, GFP, lacZ, and Cre recombinase
  • highly flexible zygosity testing services using hydrolysis probes to quantitatively determine if samples are homozygous or hemizygous with respect to transgenes of interest
  • point mutation genotyping services using probe-based PCR for SNP and indel testing for validation and screening projects

The company said that all of its tests have a two-day turnaround time.

The Scan

Looking for Omicron

NPR reports that SARS-CoV-2 testing in the US has gotten better but also that some experts say more needs to be done to better track the Omicron variant.

Holmes Alleges Abuse

The Associated Press reports that Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes has testified at her wire fraud trial that her business and romantic partner abused her.

Bit More Diverse, But More to Do

While Black and Hispanic patients are more likely to participate in cancer clinical trials than previously, they are still underrepresented, according to US News & World Report.

PNAS Papers on Yeast Gene Silencing, Zika Virus Inhibition, Immunoglobulin Hypermutation

In PNAS this week: gene silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, possible neuroprotective role for SHFL in a mouse model of Zika virus infection, and more.