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 Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.