sample collection

The method, called negative enrichment, protects DNA regions of interest prior to degrading the surrounding DNA, making the target fragments easier to read. 

Biomatrica's sample collection tubes ensure quality preservation of circulating tumor DNA and cells, promoting high-quality liquid biopsy results, Exact said.

Centogene will collect dried blood spot samples and perform genetic analysis to find and recruit Parkinson's disease patients for Denali's LRRK2 inhibitor trials.

VWR will act as the exclusive distributor for Biocept's liquid biopsy blood collection tubes everywhere in the world except China.

The consumer genomics firm Helix will use an FDA-cleared device from OraSure's subsidiary DNA Genotek for collecting DNA samples from customers. 

The company said it will use the funds to commercialize its products for automated preparation of genomic and genetic testing samples.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DNA Genotek and BioServe Biotechnologies announced today their participation in a genomic study into craniofacial anomalies in Ethiopia.

NHGRI has set aside $2 million to fund the development of new technologies to support human microbiome research.

DNA Genotek collected the samples at the Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.