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The results also suggest the cfDNA assay has high sensitivity and 100 percent specificity, comparable to other technologies being developed for liquid biopsy testing.

Tests in development for the Alere q include HIV, tuberculosis, and Ebola assays, and it will initially be targeted to low-resource settings in the developing world.

The Singapore-based molecular diagnostics firm continues to operate under court supervision while its finances get sorted out. 

The firm, which went public in October, made a public offering of more than 2.5 million units at $8.80 per unit. 

Among Canon BioMedical's life science projects is a genetic testing platform based on ultra-fast serial PCR and high-resolution melt analysis.

DNA sequencing and amplification systems using nanoscale field effect sensor arrays
DNA polymerases with improved activity
Localized temperature control for spatial arrays of reaction media
Thermal cycling by positioning relative to fixed-temperature heat source
Detection, identification, and differentiation of Staphylococcus using a hybridization assay
Recombinase polymerase amplification

In PNAS this week: Akt3 amplification in glioma progression, Tibetan Plateau frog genome, and more.

The US Supreme Court has declined to review a decision involving the use of "inadvertently shed" DNA in a police investigation and subsequent conviction.

A panel at the New York Times discusses anonymity and privacy of users of 23andMe's services when access to its database is offered for research.

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins appears before a House subcommittee to discuss his agency's budget request.