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Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a revolutionary laboratory technique that enables the replication of a specific DNA sequence. Using PCR, millions of copies of a target DNA can be easily synthesized within a short period of time.
TSRI scientists demonstrate repurposing of DNA to create new substances

TSRI scientists demonstrate repurposing of DNA to create new substances

MRI and ultrasound can detect fetal brain damage caused by Zika in utero

MRI and ultrasound can detect fetal brain damage caused by Zika in utero

New paper-based test can diagnose Zika infection within 20 minutes

New paper-based test can diagnose Zika infection within 20 minutes

PolyU researchers uncover new hyper-resistant, hypervirulent superbug

PolyU researchers uncover new hyper-resistant, hypervirulent superbug

Quanterix announces launch of new SR-Plex benchtop instrument for high sensitivity biomarker analysis

Quanterix announces launch of new SR-Plex benchtop instrument for high sensitivity biomarker analysis

FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for multiplex Zika test

FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for multiplex Zika test

Early life exposure to antibacterials could cause irreversible outcomes

Early life exposure to antibacterials could cause irreversible outcomes

Researchers identify new methods that could improve treatment for infectious diseases

Researchers identify new methods that could improve treatment for infectious diseases

Diagnosing prostate cancer through a £225 urine test

Diagnosing prostate cancer through a £225 urine test

Simple tool based on DNA barcoding technology enables naked-eye authentication of food

Simple tool based on DNA barcoding technology enables naked-eye authentication of food

Zika viral load not necessarily linked to pregnancy problems, fetal abnormalities

Zika viral load not necessarily linked to pregnancy problems, fetal abnormalities

Study highlights need to monitor transplant donor and recipient for identifying M. hominis infection

Study highlights need to monitor transplant donor and recipient for identifying M. hominis infection

Myriad and Clovis ink deal on FDA-approved BRACAnalysis CDx test to identify patients with germline BRCA mutations for rucaparib treatment

Myriad and Clovis ink deal on FDA-approved BRACAnalysis CDx test to identify patients with germline BRCA mutations for rucaparib treatment

New test identifies increased prevalence of tick-borne pathogen in Suffolk County

New test identifies increased prevalence of tick-borne pathogen in Suffolk County

QIAGEN announces commercialization of AdnaTest kit for clinical research in prostate cancer

QIAGEN announces commercialization of AdnaTest kit for clinical research in prostate cancer

Sandia researchers develop smartphone-based device to rapidly detect mosquito-borne viruses

Sandia researchers develop smartphone-based device to rapidly detect mosquito-borne viruses

Innovative technology could aid in detecting recurrence of cancers

Innovative technology could aid in detecting recurrence of cancers

New portable device may hold key to accurately detecting Zika virus

New portable device may hold key to accurately detecting Zika virus

Single molecule detection of proteins in single cells

Single molecule detection of proteins in single cells

MGH-developed CTC-iChip with digital PCR assay improves detection of early-stage liver cancer

MGH-developed CTC-iChip with digital PCR assay improves detection of early-stage liver cancer