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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.
Assay aids ALK fusion detection in lung adenonocarcinoma

Assay aids ALK fusion detection in lung adenonocarcinoma

New method to detect genetic variations that initiate colon cancer

New method to detect genetic variations that initiate colon cancer

Scientists estimate minimum of 320,000 viruses in mammals

Scientists estimate minimum of 320,000 viruses in mammals

Researchers discover 100% genetic match for MERS in insect-eating bat in Saudi Arabia

Researchers discover 100% genetic match for MERS in insect-eating bat in Saudi Arabia

EGFR mutation testing dropped once funding from pharmaceutical industry discontinued

EGFR mutation testing dropped once funding from pharmaceutical industry discontinued

Digital versions of standard molecular biology tool to detect common tumor-associated mutation in CSF

Digital versions of standard molecular biology tool to detect common tumor-associated mutation in CSF

Plague detection through anti-carbohydrate antibodies could lead to rapid diagnosis

Plague detection through anti-carbohydrate antibodies could lead to rapid diagnosis

New method to identify pathogenic strains that cause pneumonia

New method to identify pathogenic strains that cause pneumonia

Advanced genetics technologies may help predict patient outcomes in people with ALL

Advanced genetics technologies may help predict patient outcomes in people with ALL

Genetic elements from plants entering into eater's bloodstream turn out to be 'false positive'

Genetic elements from plants entering into eater's bloodstream turn out to be 'false positive'

Research may lead to new screening method for oral cancer and HPV

Research may lead to new screening method for oral cancer and HPV

New technique for identifying mice in breeding colonies

New technique for identifying mice in breeding colonies

Viral load: A new technique that helps doctors diagnose chronic viral diseases

Viral load: A new technique that helps doctors diagnose chronic viral diseases

New LAMP malaria test to improve diagnosis for imported UK cases

New LAMP malaria test to improve diagnosis for imported UK cases

Researchers urge doctors to consider Lyme disease as cause when presented with skin lesions

Researchers urge doctors to consider Lyme disease as cause when presented with skin lesions

DNAzymes, gold nanoparticles and disease detection: an interview with Dr Chan and Kyryl Zagorovsky, University of Toronto

DNAzymes, gold nanoparticles and disease detection: an interview with Dr Chan and Kyryl Zagorovsky, University of Toronto

New assays are effective in managing patients with influenza virus infection

New assays are effective in managing patients with influenza virus infection

Researchers diagnose genetic disease in embryonic DNA without biopsy

Researchers diagnose genetic disease in embryonic DNA without biopsy

New screening procedure determines animal, plant, and microbial substances in foodstuffs

New screening procedure determines animal, plant, and microbial substances in foodstuffs

Researchers develop single molecule test for detecting methylated DNA

Researchers develop single molecule test for detecting methylated DNA