Co-Diagnostics will license its CoPrimers technology to Biosearch to make, use, market, and sell the primer-dimer-reducing oligonucleotides.
The sensitivity of real-time PCR-based testing of dried blood spots is too low to use the method as a routine test for CMV infection in newborns. Despite this, PCR testing of other bodily fluids such as saliva still holds promise for such a test.
People reports that researchers have uncovered genetic variants that lead people to always feel full.
The Oregon state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would make it easier for people convicted of crimes to initiate DNA testing of evidence, according to the Associated Press.
Florida state senators are to weigh a bill prohibiting life insurance companies from using genetic information in coverage decisions, according to Florida Politics.
In Genome Research this week: metagenomic sequencing assay that detects pathogens in cerebrospinal fluid, single-tube long fragment read approach, and more.