Life science & clinical diagnostics instruments > DNA & RNA

Need reliable DNA?

01 January, 2019

In a study conducted by GE Healthcare, researchers examined the yield and quality of DNA from blood samples applied to Whatman FTA cards, using five common methods of DNA extraction.


Role of RNA molecule nc886 in innate immunity

16 October, 2018

New research from Emory University shows that the human RNA molecule called nc886 may be a key player in human cells' frontline defences against viruses.


SA Water scientists use DNA in Tassie tiger search

08 May, 2018

SA Water scientists are using DNA to search for shy platypus, and the presumed-extinct thylacine.


Bio-Rad IncRNA Workflow

23 March, 2018

Bio-Rad Laboratories has announced the IncRNA Workflow, a RT-qPCR workflow that is optimised for highly sensitive and specific quantification of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) for gene expression analysis. The workflow provides a streamlined alternative to RNA-Seq for lncRNA discovery and validation.


Biomedica osteomiR microRNA signature for osteoporosis diagnosis

01 March, 2018

The osteomiR microRNA signature is intended to assess the risk of a first fracture in female patients of postmenopausal osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes. This information enables timely interventions and can help to avoid fractures.


Illumina iSeq 100 Sequencing System

06 February, 2018

The iSeq 100 Sequencing System is a small and accessible sequencer from Illumina. Designed for simplicity, it allows labs of all sizes to sequence DNA and RNA at the push of a button.


Regulatory DNA sequences responsible for diseases characterised 

30 August, 2017

Scientists have developed a new system to identify and characterise the molecular components that control the activities of regulatory DNA sequences in the human genome.


US scientists correct heritable heart condition in human embryos

07 August, 2017

US scientists have used CRISPR to edit human embryos, removing a mutation linked to a heritable heart condition.


'DNA spellchecker' errors cause cancer

31 July, 2017

Scientists have identified important processes that create cancer-causing mutations by studying the genomes of more than 1000 tumours.


US scientists genetically modify human embryos

28 July, 2017 by Mansi Gandhi

Scientists in the US have reportedly modified the genes of human embryos using CRISPR.


The road to DNA repair

17 July, 2017

DNA molecules can be damaged by exposure to chemicals, UV light, radical oxygen and radiation. If left unrepaired, this damage could lead to genomic instability and cell death.


DNA tracking could combat pest turtles

07 July, 2017

A Victorian government-commissioned study has confirmed that the eradication of an established pest species can be extremely resource-intensive and costly, and recommends investment in novel tools such as innovative monitoring techniques and improved prevention strategies.


Imaging CRISPR in action

03 July, 2017

US scientists have managed to generate near-atomic resolution snapshots of gene editing tool CRISPR, in a breakthrough that provides the structural data necessary for efforts to improve the efficiency and accuracy of CRISPR for biomedical applications.


CRISPR-based diagnostic tool

21 April, 2017

Researchers have adapted an RNA-targeting CRISPR protein for use as a highly sensitive diagnostic tool.


MP Biomedicals FastPrep-24 5G sample preparation system

31 March, 2017

The FastPrep-24 5G is part of the FastPrep family of sample preparation systems for the isolation and purification of high molecular weight genomic DNA, functional RNA and biologically active proteins, metabolites and other small molecules.


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