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A University of Michigan Health System team showed that heat fragmentation leads to increased detection of a G-to-A mutation of the KRAS gene in vendor-purchased DNA.

Two Boston-based researchers shared methods for detecting circulating nucleic acid biomarkers for potential use in cancer diagnosis and monitoring.

Bio-Rad reported $570.6 million in revenues in Q4, a 5 percent drop year over year but a 3 percent increase on a currency-neutral basis.

Digital PCR can better detect low levels of chronic myeloid leukemia in patients than other PCR-based approaches, according to Imperial College London researchers.

A majority of respondents said liquid biopsy is poised to become a widely used tool for assessing cancer mutations within the next one to four years, with NGS-based analysis preferred over other testing modalities.

In Science this week: issues in reproducibility, circulating DNA predicts breast cancer relapse, and more.

The company filed to go public in March with plans to offer up to $60 million of its stock. 

The firm said that it plans to list its stock on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol "RAIN" and added that its 2014 revenues were up 78 percent year over year to $30.6 million.

The new RUO application for the company's QuantStudio 3D Digital PCR platform is designed to enable researchers to accurately phenotype the CYP2D6 gene, a key indicator of drug metabolism.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Fitch Ratings today affirmed the ratings of Bio-Rad Laboratories, including the issuer default rating, at BBB- .

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A new paper says an effort to introduce gene drives into mosquitos altered the genetic makeup of the local mosquitos, but the company behind the project says the paper is flawed.

Virginia's Department of Forensic Science is offering attorneys a course on DNA testing, the Virginian-Pilot reports.

Researchers examine changes in the genomes of emmer wheat populations where the climate has warmed, the BBC reports.

In Cell this week: microinjection of CRISPR-Cas9 enables targeted mutations in Anolis, melanoma proteomic profiling, and more.