methylation-specific PCR

The contract includes a milestone of approval by the Chinese Food and Drug Agency within the next three years.

The company plans to launch the new qNIPT test, which uses methylation-specific quantitative PCR to detect fetal epigenetic biomarkers, in the near future.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Iowa City-based Behavioral Diagnostics recently won a one-year, $200,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to fund development of its quantitative measure of cigarette smoking and cessation.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Biochemists at the University of Konstanz in Germany have created a mutant polymerase with high activity and high mismatch extension selectivity. The new enzyme is a variant of the large Klenow fragment of Thermus aquaticus DNA polymerase, or KlenTaq.

Researchers affiliated with the laboratory of Mike Makrigiorgos at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School have demonstrated how their COLD-PCR method can be applied to epigenetics, allowing the enrichment and sequencing of rare unmethylated DNA regions in a background of highly m

A study published this week has shown methylation status in a panel of genes may be useful to non-invasively monitor breast cancer recurrence and treatment response.

With numerous kits on the market for PCR of methylated DNA, researchers may wonder which is the best for bisulfite conversion of various types of real-world samples.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Roche said today that it has licensed its emulsion PCR patent portfolio to Sysmex Inostics.

Arizona State University researchers recently published the details of an emulsion-based droplet qPCR platform believed to be the first ever to enable real-time analysis on a continuous-flow system.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics firm Inostics announced today that its clinical laboratory in Baltimore, Md., has received CLIA licensure, allowing it to offer its non-invasive OncoBeam tumor mutation test.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.