NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Horizon Diagnostics and Riken Genesis today announced a deal for Riken to be the sole distributor of HDx's molecular reference standards in Japan.

The lack of reliable and renewable sources of reference standards, essential for molecular laboratories, has been a "major obstacle" and even with the availability of patient samples, variability in DNA extraction and a lack of standardization can result in errors, the companies said.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

In Science this week: swapping yeast genes with human orthologs to study conservation of function, and more.

Hong Kong is using DNA phenotyping to shame litterers.

A study appearing in Cell suggests some metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients could benefit from PARP inhibitor therapy.

NIH's Francis Collins writes that scientific advances are poised to help populations all over the world, but more scientists are needed to keep the momentum.