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The case is being framed as either upholding a strong patent regime or dealing a blow to US-based manufacturing as part of the global supply chain.

The company has rededicated itself to a fully blood-based test pipeline, with its next assays focused on women's health, including endometriosis and ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancers.

The agreement now includes distribution of Roche's Kapa Biosystems portfolio in all geographies except the US, Brazil, and Japan.

Using enhancements to RT-PCR, the firm is able to detect all protein-coding genes in a single-tube multiplex reaction, reducing costs for large-scale projects.

The team will use the new research grant to further develop the Stockholm3 prostate cancer test and to design follow-on diagnostics to help treat patients with the disease.

Digital analyte analysis
Methods for rapid multiplexed amplification of target nucleic acids
Single probe, multiple temperature, nucleic acid detection methods, kits, and compositions
Multivolume devices kits and related methods for quantification and detection of nucleic acids and other analytes
Materials and methods for profiling microRNAs
Universal reference dye for quantitative amplification

After a study finds DNA from antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Beijing smog, residents there worry, according to the New York Times.

Canada begins its search for a chief government science advisor, Nature News reports.

A company is using facial recognition tools to identify genetic disorders from pictures, Technology Review reports.

In PNAS this week: genes involved in histone deacetylation in Arabidopsis, effects of pathogenic presenilin-1 mutations, and more.