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.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.