DNA identification Italian Researchers Developing Plasmonic Biosensor for Colorectal Cancer Testing, Monitoring Premium The group is developing an ultrasensitive nanoparticle-enhanced plasmonic biosensor to detect RAS single nucleotide variants in plasma. Nanopore Platform Developers Aim to Bring Multiplex MDx Testing to Point of Care Premium The UK developers believe that their device has the potential for multiplex testing at the point of care using solid-state nanopore sensing with DNA probes. PerkinElmer Adds DNA Quality Assessment Analyzer to Agena Nucleic Acid Detection System The companies will incorporate PerkinElmer's LabChip GX Touch nucleic acid analyzer in the upfront workflow of Agena's MassArray system. Qiagen, ICMP Develop NGS-Based Workflow for Missing Persons ID The International Commission on Missing Persons and Qiagen have launched a next-generation sequencing workflow for missing persons DNA identification. Canadian Government Contributes C$300K to Species Identification Research The country's health minister said the research could help detect plant pests and mislabeled seafood, among other benefits. Dec 5, 2014 LabCorp Acquires Bode Technology Dec 15, 2011 IntegenX Nets $40M Financing to Accelerate Commercialization of DNA ID Platform Premium Aug 4, 2011 Promega to Supply Reagents for IntegenX Human DNA ID System Premium Jun 23, 2011 IntegenX Starts Early-Access Program for DNA ID System to Prep for 2012 Launch Premium May 5, 2011 Bin Laden DNA ID Would be Fast and Easy Using 'Standard' PCR Tech, Experts Say Premium Sep 23, 2010 ZyGem, Lockheed Martin Developing DNA ID Platform Based on Infrared PCR Premium Breaking News People in the News at Probius, Flagship Biosciences, Discovery Life Sciences, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: BillionToOne, Becton Dickinson, Enzo Biochem, More Stroke Risk Contributors, Treatment Targets Uncovered in Cross-Ancestry GWAS In Brief This Week: Yourgene Health, Bionano Laboratories, Caris Life Sciences, More Enzymatic RNA Synthesis Firm EnPlusOne Biosciences Launches With $12M in Seed Funding The Scan 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. Circulating Tumor DNA Linked to Post-Treatment Relapse in Breast Cancer Post-treatment detection of circulating tumor DNA may identify breast cancer patients who are more likely to relapse, a new JCO Precision Oncology study finds. Genetics Influence Level of Depression Tied to Trauma Exposure, Study Finds Researchers examine the interplay of trauma, genetics, and major depressive disorder in JAMA Psychiatry. UCLA Team Reports Cost-Effective Liquid Biopsy Approach for Cancer Detection The researchers report in Nature Communications that their liquid biopsy approach has high specificity in detecting all- and early-stage cancers.