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Manatees in the Water

Researchers have developed a PCR-based assay to gauge whether manatees are present in waters.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

The firm has provided glimpses into its strategies for developing a line of regulated droplet digital PCR tests in a number of recent forums.

Researchers identified somatic KRAS mutations in affected tissue from more than 60 percent of people with sporadic arteriovenous malformations of the brain.

The test uses droplet digital PCR to detect BCR-ABL gene fusions and is intended for treatment response monitoring of chronic myeloid leukemia.

The team has developed a method to test for inherited disorders prenatally and plan to conduct a larger trial and eventually offer it as a clinical test.

Third quarter sales of $535.0 million beat analysts' average estimate of $508 million and represented 3 percent growth on a currency-neutral basis.

The firm has not published validation studies for the test, but new data last week has provided more support for the methylation-based method at its heart.

Gencurix's assay can be used to select which non-small cell lung cancer patients will respond to tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

An international team of researchers has developed an assay to detect chromosome 1q21.3 amplifications that are markers of breast cancer recurrence.

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Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.