oligonucleotide probes

The company plans to launch the system this summer in Europe, aiming to broaden cell-free DNA screening for trisomy 21, 18, and 13.

Fusion originally developed its synthetic capture probe technology for cancer gene fusion assays but is repurposing it to diagnose infectious diseases.

LASSO probes

The approach, published earlier this week in Nature Biomedical Engineering, uses long-adapter single-strand oligonucleotide (LASSO) probes.

The authors have plans to turn the technology into a kit for sequencing panels to be developed by their startup firm, Searna. 

The structured oligonucleotide probe could allow simultaneous PCR amplification and microarray hybridization, and could enable universal microarrays.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biosearch Technologies said today that it has acquired the oligonucleotide manufacturing division of DNA Technology for an undisclosed amount.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – AITbiotech has received ISO 13485:2003 certification for its labs in Singapore that offer genomics services and molecular diagnostic testing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies today announced a deal with BioDiscovery allowing that firm's customers access to Agilent SureFISH probes directly from BioDiscovery's Nexus software.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Enzo Life Sciences this week sued Abbott, Becton Dickinson, and Hologic claiming those companies infringe Enzo's patent covering a method of modifying nucleotides for use as probes.

Biosearch has denied all allegations set forth by Life Technologies in a previously filed patent-infringement lawsuit revolving around the use of fluorescence-quenched oligonucleotide probes in PCR, diagnostics, and other DNA analysis applications.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.