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EU Awards CE Mark to Qiagen's PCR-Based Herpes Test

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Union awarded the CE Mark to Qiagen's molecular diagnostic kit for detecting the herpes cytomegalovirus, the company said today.
 
Qiagen developed the Artus CMV PCR kit for early detection of the virus. The kit is designed to be used on Applied Biosystems' PRISM 7000, 7700, and 7900HT SDS systems, various Roche LightCycler instruments, and the Corbett Rotor-Gene 3000.
 
For example, the test can detect in parallel four herpes viruses -- CMV, EBV, VZV, and HSV-1/2 -- on the LightCycler in a single run, Qiagen said.

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Genetic Tests Lead to Potential Prognostic Variants in Dutch Children With Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Researchers in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine found that the presence of pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants was linked to increased risk of death and poorer outcomes in children with pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy.

Fragile X Syndrome Mutations Found With Comprehensive Testing Method

Researchers in Clinical Chemistry found fragile X syndrome expansions and other FMR1 mutations with ties to the intellectual disability condition using a long-range PCR and long-read sequencing approach.

Team Presents Strategy for Speedy Species Detection in Metagenomic Sequence Data

A computational approach presented in PLOS Computational Biology produced fewer false-positive species identifications in simulated and authentic metagenomic sequences.

Genetic Risk Factors for Hypertension Can Help Identify Those at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Genetically predicted high blood pressure risk is also associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, a new JAMA Cardiology study says.