single-cell qRT-PCR

The Fraunhofer USA team will partner with a Fraunhofer Society institute in Germany in order to reduce the cost for its patented microchip that detects viruses including Ebola.

The researchers were able to differentiate among patients with lung cancer, COPD, and health controls using the biomarkers.

In a paper published this week in PNAS, a University of British Columbia team led by Fluidigm SAB member Carl Hansen described a fully integrated microfluidic device for performing reverse transcription quantitative PCR and measuring single-cell gene expression in hundreds of cells in parallel.

New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.