methylation PCR

The Belgian company recently received €3.6 million to develop the signature into a clinical test within the next three years.

The company presented its findings last week at the 2016 Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium and is preparing to launch the assay in the US later this year.

The agreement covers GynTect, which uses epigenetic biomarkers and methylation-specific PCR to determine if an HPV-positive patient is at risk for developing cervical cancer.

Oncgnostics will use MDxHealth's methylation-specific PCR in the GynTect test for cervical cancer, the fourth such test to use the technology.

Asuragen said that that in the second half of this year it will release research-use-only reagents for evaluating FMR1 methylation status in the hopes of obtaining independent validation of the technology.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Alnylam's RNAi-based therapy Onpattro, according to Stat News.

Harvard Medical School's Seth Cassel and Cigall Kadoch argue in a Baltimore Sun op-ed that the recent TAILORx trial shows the potential of genomic-based medicine.

Researchers in the UK are working on using gene drives to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Telegraph reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic architecture mediating gene expression, metabolomic patterns in multiple myeloma, and more.