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PCR-based assays

The technique provides the scientific community with a higher-resolution methodology to determine if a mouse cell line has been correctly identified in research.

The firm said that it has completed clinical trials for the Group B Strep assay for the FDA and will start trials for the C. difficile test this month. 

Single nucleus sequencing analysis of triple-negative breast tumors indicated that copy number changes occur in bursts early in tumor evolution.

The PCR-based assays run on the company's Aries system, which itself received FDA clearance in October 2015.

Using thousands of old samples, researchers explored the historical context for rising presence of the Nosema bombi fungal pathogen in wild bumble bee populations.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Merck KGaA today said that it will collaborate with Sysmex Inostics on the development of a RAS biomarker mutation test for metastatic colorectal cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – EpiGenomics said on Monday that it has received a "not approvable letter" from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Epi proColon screening test for colorectal cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Qiagen's Therascreen KRAS RGQ PCR companion test to pick out best responders to Amgen's colorectal cancer drug Vectibix (panitumumab).

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Thermo Fisher Scientific today said that it has entered into a collaboration with the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service and Pennsylvania State University to develop molecular tests to detect E. coli in food.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche today said that a US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has unanimously recommended the firm's cobas HPV test as a first-line, primary screening tool.

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Ivanka Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos call on girls to pursue STEM careers, the Associated Press reports.

Some science companies will be taking part in next month's March for Science, Fortune reports.

In Genome Research this week: longitudinal study of Burkholderia cenocepacia isolates from cystic fibrosis patients, long-read assembly approach, and more.

Shale oil companies are turning to DNA sequencing to find spots to drill, Reuters reports.