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The two tests, both of which use RT-PCR technology to detect multiple viral targets, may be performed only by their respective developers.
The firm's AmplideX Fragile X Dx and Carrier Screen Kit is intended to help diagnose fragile X syndrome and assess parental risk of having a child with the syndrome.
The assay was shown to have a simpler workflow and was able to detect mosaicism, with only a slight decrease in sensitivity compared to a lab-developed test.
Thermo Fisher said that IntegenX complements and enhances its existing human identification product portfolio.
Advanced Analytical markets CE instruments, reagents, and software for nucleic acid analysis while Lasergen is a next-generation sequencing technology developer.
The firm's target market for the instruments will include existing customers in the forensics and food testing spaces.
OCME's Department of Forensic Biology recently started testing next-generation sequencing for forensic applications.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — DxTerity Diagnostics has begun commercializing blood sample collection products and a multiplex PCR reagent kit.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – PerkinElmer has signed an agreement to serve as the exclusive global distributor for Sebia's Capillarys 2 Neonat Fast system for labs conducting newborn screening.
COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb) — By tracing mutations in hypermutable polyguanine repeats located in intergenic regions, researchers have been able to reconstruct the phylogenies of patients' cancers, giving insight into how metastases develop.
UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.
The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.
President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.
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