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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.
Birth abnormality rates could increase if proposed changes to prenatal testing go ahead

Birth abnormality rates could increase if proposed changes to prenatal testing go ahead

Inactive gene may explain higher incidence of prostate cancer in African-Americans compared to Caucasians

Inactive gene may explain higher incidence of prostate cancer in African-Americans compared to Caucasians

Tonsil swabbing is terrible - it makes people gag

Tonsil swabbing is terrible - it makes people gag

Alarming trends in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among America's young people

Alarming trends in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among America's young people

CDC experts sent to Angola to help with Marburg epidemic

CDC experts sent to Angola to help with Marburg epidemic

DNA sequencing made portable and faster by "colour-blind" technology

DNA sequencing made portable and faster by "colour-blind" technology

Test that will prevent the needless loss of the thyroid gland in people with the noncancerous condition

Test that will prevent the needless loss of the thyroid gland in people with the noncancerous condition

Ebola virus outbreaks linked to infected wild animal carcasses

Ebola virus outbreaks linked to infected wild animal carcasses

New technique can greatly facilitate the development of vaccines against infectious diseases such as smallpox, malaria and tuberculosis

New technique can greatly facilitate the development of vaccines against infectious diseases such as smallpox, malaria and tuberculosis

Parainfluenza virus found in Hong Kong patients

Parainfluenza virus found in Hong Kong patients

Sequencing of human genetic code promises to usher in a new era of genetic medicine

Sequencing of human genetic code promises to usher in a new era of genetic medicine

Prevalence of occult HBV in hemodialysis patients is 4 to 5 times higher than standard HBsAg testing would suggest

Prevalence of occult HBV in hemodialysis patients is 4 to 5 times higher than standard HBsAg testing would suggest

New rapid gonorrhea test that does not require collection

New rapid gonorrhea test that does not require collection

Tabletop DNA test laboratory cuts disease diagnosis down to 30 minutes

Tabletop DNA test laboratory cuts disease diagnosis down to 30 minutes

Two types of thyroid cancer can be readily identified by differences in only a few genes

Two types of thyroid cancer can be readily identified by differences in only a few genes

Microfluidics help lab-on-a-chip development skyrocket

Microfluidics help lab-on-a-chip development skyrocket

Edible vaccine for HIV AIDS

Edible vaccine for HIV AIDS

New diagnostic tests for bird flu

New diagnostic tests for bird flu

University of Utah gets patent approval relating to methods of rapid nucleic acid amplification

University of Utah gets patent approval relating to methods of rapid nucleic acid amplification

New database about a group of genes associated with multidrug resistance in cancerous tumors

New database about a group of genes associated with multidrug resistance in cancerous tumors

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