The partners will use Pyrobett's technology to develop molecular diagnostics for bacterial and viral genotyping and cancer mutation detection.

A study comparing DNA extracted from standardized blocks of FFPE showed variability among experienced molecular pathology labs.

Through barcode sequencing on soil samples collected at hundreds of sites around the world, an Estonian-led team has started characterizing fungal diversity in soil and the factors that influence it.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen and Exosome Diagnostics have inked a partnership to develop and commercialize co-branded kits to capture and process RNA and DNA from biofluid exosomes and other microvesicles, the companies said after the markets closed on Tuesday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A trio of Swiss researchers reported on their de novo sequence and assembly of the Pneumocystis jirovecii genome, a fungus that causes pneumonia in immune-compromised patients, such as people with AIDS, in mBio today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Archeological samples of human feces dating back more than a thousand years indicate that ancestral human gut microbiomes more closely resemble the gut microbiomes of m

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international research team has used deep genome sequencing to link a new rabies-related virus to a 2009 outbreak of hemorrhagic fever in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen today announced it and the Bio-X Center of Shanghai Jiao Tong University will jointly create a translational medicine laboratory in Shanghai.

An expanded license with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for an offshoot of its Cold-PCR technology allows Transgenomic to develop kits that can detect mutations in common cancer-related genes such as KRAS and P53 directly from blood samples and then analyze the variants using multiple sequencing approaches.


The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.