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2013-08-08 14:23:41

Eprobe®, a highly efficient and reliable fluorescent probe for PCR DNA amplification techniques and DNA analysis in hybridization experiments, has been developed by researchers from RIKEN and Japanese firm K.K.DNAFORM. This technology will enable the development of new, advanced assays for DNA-based genetic testing and help to bring the benefits of genome-wide sequencing studies to patients in the clinic. Takeshi Hanami, Diane Delobel and colleagues from the RIKEN Center for...

2011-04-27 10:34:00

OMAHA, Neb., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Transgenomic, Inc. (OTC/BB: TBIO) announced today that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Craig Tuttle, had presented the Company's latest results with its ultra-sensitive DNA mutation detection technology, COLD-PCR at BIT Life Sciences' 2nd World DNA and Genome Day Conference, April 25-30th, in Dalian, China. Nine Nobel Laureates were also giving presentations at this meeting. US Congress designated April 25 as National DNA Day and the...

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2009-07-08 12:35:00

Scientists in Japan are reporting development of a faster, less expensive version of the fabled polymerase chain reaction (PCR) a DNA test widely used in criminal investigations, disease diagnosis, biological research and other applications. The new method could lead to expanded use of PCR in medicine, the criminal justice system and elsewhere, the researchers say. Their study is scheduled for the July 15 issue of Analytical Chemistry, a semi-monthly journal.In the new study, Naohiro Noda and...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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