Life science & clinical diagnostics instruments > DNA & RNA

DNA technology used to detect E. coli in our water

14 May, 2019

SA Water scientists are using DNA technology to quickly differentiate between climate-influenced non-infectious bacterial blooms and potentially dangerous E. coli bacteria.


DyNAbind DNA-encoded library (DEL) kits

23 April, 2019

DyNAbind's fragment-based DNA-encoded library (DEL) kit, containing more than 370,000 paired arrangements of molecular fragments, is designed to provide improved signal-to-noise ratios and reduced false positive hit rates.


Integrated DNA Technologies rhAmpSeq targeted sequencing system

12 March, 2019

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) introduces its rhAmpSeq targeted sequencing system, providing researchers with easy-to-use amplicon sequencing on Illumina next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms.


Biosensor detects Down syndrome DNA

19 February, 2019

Researchers have developed a sensitive new biosensor that could someday be used to detect foetal Down syndrome DNA in pregnant women's blood.


PerkinElmer 150+ automated methods for NGS

01 February, 2019

PerkinElmer has more than 150 tested automated methods available for the most frequently used NGS library prep kit.


Fast and effective cancer detection with nanomaterials

25 January, 2019

Nanotechnology researchers have reported a low-cost way of detecting cancer in early stages using a new class of magnetic nanomaterials.


New DNA sequencer installed at Harry Perkins Institute

18 January, 2019

The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (HPIMR) has installed an Illumina NovaSeq 6000 DNA sequencer.


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.


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