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Babesia parasite in a blood cell

The three-year trial used immunoassays and PCR testing, and found 335 Babesia microti positive samples among 89,153 blood donations.

The company plans to launch the new qNIPT test, which uses methylation-specific quantitative PCR to detect fetal epigenetic biomarkers, in the near future.

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's PrenaTest BioIT analysis software is now also cleared for use with a new methylation-specific qPCR assay for the detection of fetal trisomy 21.

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.

Methods and systems for microfluidic DNA sample preparation
Methods, compositions, and kits for detecting allelic variants
Method of amplifying nucleic acid sequences
Methods, systems and devices for multiple single-cell capturing and processing using microfluidics
Increasing multiplex level by externalization of passive reference in polymerase chain reactions
Allele-specific amplification

In Nature this week: genome-wide transcriptome analysis of brain samples from people with autism spectrum disorder, flounder genome, and more.

Researchers used T-cell transfer therapy to target mutation KRAS, according to the New York Times.

The US Senate has passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which would provide a funding boost at NIH while overhauling FDA policies.

Bloomberg reports that President-elect Donald Trump is considering Jim O'Neill for Food and Drug Administration commissioner.