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Multiplicom BRCA Hereditary Cancer MASTR Plus Kit, BRCA Tumor MASTR Plus Kit

Multiplicom has released two new gene panel amplification kits for next-gen sequencing-based cancer testing.

The BRCA Hereditary Cancer MASTR Plus kit detects germline variants in 26 genes associated with hereditary cancers, and the BRCA Tumor MASTR Plus kit detects variants in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in tumor biopsy material.

Initially, both kits are available for research use only, but Multiplicom has started clinical validation studies to obtain CE-IVD marking for the assays.

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.