While Thermo Fisher Scientific's purchase of Life Technologies announced this week will no doubt have its greatest impact in the genomics and sequencing space, the deal has potential implications for proteomics, as well.
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have devised a method based on Olink Bioscience's proximity ligation assay to observe histone modifications at specific gene loci in single cells.
A team from the University of Gothenburg working with Life Technologies has published a technique combining reverse transcription and proximity ligation to allow quantitative PCR measurements of the DNA, RNA, and proteins from a single cell.
By Adam Bonislawski
With DNA-based affinity agents gaining prominence as tools for protein capture, scientists and biotech firms are exploring biomarker assays that simultaneously report both genetic and proteomic data.