MALDI-TOF

The firm is also positioning MassArray as a complementary technology to NGS, and hopes to tap into the LDT and liquid biopsy arenas.

The company plans to launch a PCR-based test for measuring three genes in the plasma of lung cancer patients and is also at work on an NGS-based panel.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A handful of epigenetic biomarkers are associated with good response to an intensive weight-loss program, researchers in Spain reported in The FASEB Journal this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biodesix said today it has entered a collaborative agreement with Bruker Daltonics to support its VeriStrat diagnostic test as well as future tests based on MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.

Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.