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xxpress RT-qPCR to Analyse the Quality and Quantity of cDNA

A recent article by the Queensland University of Technology investigated candidate genes for facilitating freshwater adaptation in palaemonid prawns. These genes were identified and their expression validated in the model species M. koombooloomba. Abstract Background: The endemic Australian freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium koombooloomba, provides a [...]

Zebrafish and PCR confirm feasibility of high-throughput editing

CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing is widely used as a tool in genetic studies. Researchers looking at zebrafish have combined this technique with the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to understand more about the functions of genes in humans. The research is published [...]

Christmas gifts for PCR users

It's that time of the year when you are looking for Christmas gifts for the PCR-using scientist in your life. While of course, the best possible Christmas gift is the fastest and most accurate thermal PCR cycler, xxpress, we thought [...]

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Genetic test uses qPCR to cut kidney transplant rejection

A team of researchers from the USA, Spain and Mexico have used qPCR (quantitative polymerase chain reaction) to help to develop a genetic blood test that could spot those people at risk of rejecting their transplanted kidney up to three [...]

PCR’s role in understanding the spread of antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem worldwide, with cases of life-threatening diseases such as tuberculosis becoming resistant to even the most powerful drugs. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is being used as a tool to find out more about the transmission [...]

Applications in PCR: PCR in gene expression analysis

Nearly all of the cells in an organism carry the same genetic material and so the same collection of genes, but different cells have different roles and so have different profiles of genes active at any one time. Gene expression [...]

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