Life science & clinical diagnostics instruments > DNA & RNA

Blood test could spare colon cancer patients from chemo

23 June, 2022

Researchers collaborated to develop a blood test to identify patients who require chemo after surgery, by measuring levels of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA).

Bio-Rad Laboratories SEQuoia Express Stranded RNA Library Prep Kit

20 June, 2022

Bio-Rad Laboratories has launched the SEQuoia Express Stranded RNA Library Prep Kit, providing biopharmaceutical and research scientists with an easy-to-use method for constructing robust libraries to support efficient RNA-Seq workflows for comprehensive transcriptome profiling.

Alzheimer's could be detected via microRNA in plasma

26 May, 2022

Levels of microRNA in blood plasma dynamically change as the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease get worse, researchers have found.

How can a smartphone detect gluten in food?

23 May, 2022

The system is a colour test in which the change of colour — in this case, turning red — indicates the presence of gluten in the food.

What can environmental DNA tell us about our aquatic ecosystems?

29 April, 2022 by Francisco Bizouarn, Market Development Team Manager, Digital Biology Group*

Aquatic systems are an ideal medium as eDNA from many organisms in or near the water source tends to be well represented.

A look inside the stomachs of carnivorous plants

04 April, 2022

The new method combines macro photography of the captured insects with DNA metabarcoding, a cutting-edge insect identification tool.

Single DNA test can screen for over 50 genetic diseases

16 March, 2022

The DNA test has been shown to identify a range of hard-to-diagnose neurological and neuromuscular genetic diseases quickly and accurately.

Scientists develop cattle age test using tail hair

10 March, 2022

Being able to determine the age of a cow is useful for a farmer given that it can define how farmers plan for the farming and development of cattle.

DNA-based nanoantenna monitors the motions of proteins

17 January, 2022

Inspired by the 'Lego-like' properties of DNA, researchers created a DNA-based fluorescent nanoantenna to help characterise the function of proteins.

Rapid pathogen detection from a single DNA molecule

11 November, 2021

Researchers have developed a process for rapidly detecting multidrug-resistant pathogens, where a single molecule of DNA is sufficient for pathogen detection.

BioEcho EchoLUTION DNA extraction kits

01 November, 2021

BioEcho's EchoLUTION sample process works under aqueous, physiological DNA-protecting conditions.

DNA used to determine the age of lobsters

27 October, 2021

Until now, a lobster's age has usually been estimated using its size — but this is inaccurate as individual lobsters grow at different rates.

An all-in-one test for de novo genetic disease in embryos

21 September, 2021

In an effort to select the healthiest embryos resulting from IVF procedures, researchers have developed a one-stop method to identify de novo variants.

AI blood testing technology can detect lung cancers

10 September, 2021

Artificial intelligence blood testing technology has detected over 90% of lung cancers in samples from nearly 800 individuals with and without cancer.

DNA can be recovered from drug capsules

06 August, 2021

Forensic scientists have shown that DNA can be recovered from the surface of capsules after just 15 seconds of contact by drug manufacturers and dealers.

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