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A pair of papers has linked mutations in the DCC gene to agenesis of the corpus callosum as well as to a new syndrome.

The company sells the portable Hunter Real-Time PCR instrument for DNA analysis and a portfolio of test kits for use in food safety, food fraud, and microbiologically influenced corrosion.

The firm's topline performance for the full year was also higher than previous guidance provided by the company and analyst estimates.

Ahead of a longer-term goal to develop IVD kits, the company has a plan this year to allow early-access customers to take on one aspect of testing in their own labs.

The firm's target market for the instruments will include existing customers in the forensics and food testing spaces.

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Instrument and process for the storing and/or processing of liquid samples
Methods and compositions for identifying enterovirus
Method for direct amplification from crude nucleic acid samples
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Methods for suppression PCR

In PLOS this week: a sequencing-based screen of Lyme disease-causing pathogen, the range of animals bitten by Anopheles darling mosquitoes in Peru, and more.

An NC State researcher is exploring the use of CRISPR-Cas3 as an anti-microbial, Gizmodo reports.

The Earth BioGenome Project plans to sequence all life on Earth, according to ScienceInsider.

For those who are concerned about Trump administration actions related to science, a new column in Scientific American has suggestions for ways to fight back.

Mar
02
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This online seminar will highlight recent advances in the use of next-generation sequencing to detect drug-resistant mutations in patients with HIV or HCV. 

Mar
09
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Bio-Rad

This webinar will discuss how next-generation sequencing and digital PCR can be used in a complementary manner for liquid biopsies in order to improve patient care.