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The test can now be used to detect EGFR mutations in tissue and blood for lung cancer patients considering treatment with the tyrosine kinase inhibiting drugs Tarceva and Tagrisso. 

JoyingBio will distribute Transgenomic's multiplexed ICE COLD-PCR kits in China and Biotron Healthcare will do the same in India.

The New Orleans firm launched two products last week for DNA quantification and typing of forensics samples. 

An investigation and follow-up analysis concluded that the Trioplex test promoted by the CDC was equally sensitive to an alternative singleplex Zika assay, despite the microbiologist's claims to the contrary.

The firm's technology, called genotyping by random amplicon sequencing, or GRAS, should improve the efficiency of identifying and selecting markers for crop improvement.

Direct quantitative PCR absent groove binders
Method for detecting and quantifying wheat endogenous gene
Methods and compositions for the extraction and amplification of nucleic acid from a sample
Integrated microfluidic radioassay and imaging platform for small sample analysis
Achromatic lens array
Method for detecting and quantifying wheat endogenous gene

In Nature this week: genetic link between birth weight and adult-onset diseases, and more.

Even with all the current enthusiasm for gene therapies, Tech Review cautions that they are mostly in the early stages of development.

DNA phenotyping puts a potential face to a suspect in a nearly 25-year-old murder, the AP reports.

Researchers discuss the need for antibody standards at a meeting, NPR reports.