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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.

The agreement now includes distribution of Roche's Kapa Biosystems portfolio in all geographies except the US, Brazil, and Japan.

Using enhancements to RT-PCR, the firm is able to detect all protein-coding genes in a single-tube multiplex reaction, reducing costs for large-scale projects.

Digital analyte analysis
Methods for rapid multiplexed amplification of target nucleic acids
Single probe, multiple temperature, nucleic acid detection methods, kits, and compositions
Multivolume devices kits and related methods for quantification and detection of nucleic acids and other analytes
Materials and methods for profiling microRNAs
Universal reference dye for quantitative amplification

The final text of the bill to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act might smooth over the differences between NSF and the House science committee, ScienceInsider says.

Four Republican lawmakers urge President-elect Donald Trump to keep Francis Collins as NIH director, Stat News reports.

In Genome Research this week: Platinum variant catalog, algorithmic strategy for upgrading fragmented assemblies, and more.

Sequencing of a 10,000-year-old mummy leads to its repatriation to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, Nature News reports.