qPCR DiaCarta to Explore XNA Clamp Tech for Low-Frequency Mutations Under NIH Collaboration Working under a two-year cooperative R&D agreement, the firm will explore its platform for cancer and rare disease mutation detection and in situ cancer cell analyses. BforCure Preparing Multiple Infectious Disease Panels for Point-of-Care qPCR Platform Premium The French firm is developing panels for respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal ailments, women's health, urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, and meningitis. Genecast to Evaluate Liquid Biopsy EGFR Mutation Test in Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer The firm hopes its qPCR-based liquid biopsy test could help identify early-stage NSCLC patients eligible for adjuvant or neoadjuvant anti-EGFR TKI treatment. BforCure Obtains CE Mark for Portable PCR Thermocycler to Detect SARS-CoV-2 The firm said it has placed its first thermocyclers for rapid SARS-CoV-2 testing in France, including some at an undisclosed airport. UK Researchers Publish Data on qPCR-Based Early-Stage Lyme Disease Test Premium The test relies on using quantitative PCR to target genes encoded by prophages — viruses present in Lyme-causing bacteria, which can be easier to detect than the bacteria itself. Mar 11, 2021 Some Grass Species Worse for Seasonal Allergies Than Others, DNA Analysis Shows Feb 23, 2021 SARS-CoV-2 Test Pooling Studies Offer Insights for Implementing, Optimizing Approaches Feb 23, 2021 DNA Script Exclusively Licenses Modified DNA Printing Technology From Baseclick Feb 23, 2021 Biocept, Protean BioDiagnostics Team up to Study EGFR Assay in Lung Cancer Feb 9, 2021 Spanish Cancer Company Universal Dx to Commercialize Methylation Method for Lung Cancer Detection Premium Nov 12, 2020 Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Spread Common in Close Quarters, US Military Studies Suggest Nov 4, 2020 Singapore's MiRxes Sets Out to Sell Gastric Cancer Test Across Asia Premium Oct 21, 2020 Thermo Fisher Scientific Continues to See Strong Demand for Pandemic-Related Products and Services Premium Oct 21, 2020 Thermo Fisher Scientific Q3 Revenues Soar 36 Percent Oct 16, 2020 Interdisciplinary NIST Team Claims qPCR Improvements Using Unusual Math Tweaks Premium Sep 24, 2020 Spain's Universal Diagnostics Bets on Cell-Free DNA Methylation for Early-Stage Cancer Detection Premium Jul 7, 2020 Advanced Biological Laboratories Gets CE Mark for SARS-CoV-2 qPCR Assay Jul 1, 2020 Early-Onset Preeclampsia Risk Reflected in Circulating Maternal Transcripts Jun 16, 2020 Roche, SpeeDx Partner to Expand Access to Antibiotic Resistance Tests Jun 10, 2020 ChromaCode Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for SARS-CoV-2 PCR Test May 27, 2020 Bio-Me Eyes PCR-Based Microbiome Profiling Technology for Future CDx Premium Apr 22, 2020 Thermo Fisher Scientific Details Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Business Premium Apr 22, 2020 Bio-Me Awarded $2.2M to Develop Microbiome Biomarker Test for Cancer Immunotherapy Apr 16, 2020 Multi-Analyte Liquid Biopsy Panel May Aid in Pancreatic Cancer Detection, Staging Premium Apr 16, 2020 UCSF, Mammoth Bio Develop Rapid Coronavirus Diagnostic Using CRISPR-Cas12 Method Load More Breaking News Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Exome Sequencing Study Suggests More Disease Genes to be Found People in the News: New Appointments at Helix, Pacific Biosciences, SomaLogic, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Amoy Diagnostics, Akoya Biosciences, Congenica, Lucence In Brief This Week: BGI, Gencove, Cepheid, Biocartis, Biognosys, Co-Diagnostics, More Florida Lab Owner Pleads Guilty to $6.9M COVID-19 False Billing Scheme Pacific Biosciences Outlines Progress on Short-Read Sequencing at JPM, Partners With Canexia Health The Scan Close Panel Vote on Califf Nomination The New York Times reports there was a close committee vote to advance the nomination of Robert Califf to lead the US Food and Drug Administration to the full Senate. Task Force Reports on Scientific Integrity Nature News writes that that a new task force report recommends that the US establish a cross-agency scientific integrity council. Across the Hall Genetic testing, closed-circuit cameras, and more show how a traveler, without any contact, infected others at a New Zealand quarantine facility, CNN reports. Science Paper Examines Influence of Chromatin Modifications on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder In Science this week: genes regulating chromatin modification may contribute to OCD risk.