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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.
New database of PCR primers enables effective detection and identification of RNA viruses

New database of PCR primers enables effective detection and identification of RNA viruses

New ultrasensitive detection system of in-flow microRNAs uses encoded microgels

New ultrasensitive detection system of in-flow microRNAs uses encoded microgels

Most rapid diagnostic tests fail to detect P. falciparum malaria parasites in asymptomatic children

Most rapid diagnostic tests fail to detect P. falciparum malaria parasites in asymptomatic children

HC-based NGS helps detect genomic alterations not identified in routine lung cancer screening

HC-based NGS helps detect genomic alterations not identified in routine lung cancer screening

Leishmaniasis infection rates increase among ecotourists, soldiers in the U.S.

Leishmaniasis infection rates increase among ecotourists, soldiers in the U.S.

New less invasive method could detect bacterial infection in young febrile infants

New less invasive method could detect bacterial infection in young febrile infants

Researchers develop novel label-free method for detecting real-time DNA amplification

Researchers develop novel label-free method for detecting real-time DNA amplification

Mayo Clinic offers CDC’s Zika virus screening test

Mayo Clinic offers CDC’s Zika virus screening test

Porvair Sciences extends range of high performance PCR plates

Porvair Sciences extends range of high performance PCR plates

Penn researchers develop low-cost genetic test for Zika virus

Penn researchers develop low-cost genetic test for Zika virus

Roche Diagnostics responds to HPV announcement

Roche Diagnostics responds to HPV announcement

Mitochondrial DNA levels may represent accurate, predictive measure of embryo viability in IVF

Mitochondrial DNA levels may represent accurate, predictive measure of embryo viability in IVF

Lab-established diagnosis necessary for treatment of patients with persistent diarrhea

Lab-established diagnosis necessary for treatment of patients with persistent diarrhea

Mobile devices of healthcare workers often contaminated by viral RNA

Mobile devices of healthcare workers often contaminated by viral RNA

Novel method for designing geometric structures created from DNA

Novel method for designing geometric structures created from DNA

CML treatment-free remission criteria outlined

CML treatment-free remission criteria outlined

New optimised PCR tests for reliable diagnosis of Zika virus

New optimised PCR tests for reliable diagnosis of Zika virus

MGH researchers develop device to rapidly diagnose health-care-associated infections

MGH researchers develop device to rapidly diagnose health-care-associated infections

MIT researchers develop innovative paper-based test to diagnose Zika virus

MIT researchers develop innovative paper-based test to diagnose Zika virus

Novel method may enable quick, easy exhaustive analysis of ORs responding to specific odorants

Novel method may enable quick, easy exhaustive analysis of ORs responding to specific odorants