droplet digital PCR

Bio-Rad tallied net sales of $551.5 million compared to $500.1 million in Q1 2017, driven by growth in both its Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics businesses.

The assay could provide detection of HBV infection at early stages, potentially preventing progression to cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma.

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.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.