Raman spectroscopy

How Old Were They?

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Using a self-similar chain-based device combined with Raman spectroscopy, they were able to detect the BRCA1 missense mutation M1775R at picomolar levels.

The Scottish firm's product pipeline includes an identification test for bacterial gastroenteritis and genes for Carbapenem resistance.

The British firm is launching its RenDx system and Fungiplex PCR-based assay for Candida and Aspergillus fungal infections.

JGI is interested in coupling the technique with microfluidics as an automated way of picking out metabolically active cells.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MRC Technology today announced a collaboration with Renishaw Diagnostics to identify and develop clinical diagnostic tests for infectious diseases.

Verisante Technology this week announced several milestones in the development of its Raman spectroscopy-based cancer detection technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific has opened a new center at its facility in Tewksbury, Mass., it announced today.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.

CNBC reports that there are thousands of genetic tests available for consumers to chose between.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of ducks, whole-genome doubling among tumor samples, and more.