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Quick and Cheap Zika Detection

By Ruth Williams | May 3, 2017

A heat block, a truck battery, and a novel RNA amplification assay make for in-the-field surveillance of the virus.

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New Test for Zika OKed

By Kerry Grens | March 22, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration gave emergency approval for a combination diagnostic that can distinguish between Zika, dengue, and chikungunya infections.

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Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found

By Tracy Vence | February 9, 2016

Scientists discover another species of Borrelia in the U.S.

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Airborne MERS?

By Tracy Vence | July 22, 2014

Researchers detect traces of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in the air of a barn housing an infected camel.

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The Sooner, The Better

By Nicholette Zeliadt | July 1, 2014

New approaches to diagnosing bacterial infections may one day allow the identification of pathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility in a matter of hours or minutes.

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FlashTaq Hot-Start Taq DNA Polymerase

By Empirical Bioscience | June 2, 2014

New FlashTaq from Empirical Bioscience Offers Specificity and Stability for PCR.

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Opinion: Science Counterculture

By Usha Nair | December 9, 2013

On taking DIYbio to the next level

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PCR: Past, Present, & Future

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | December 1, 2013

Highlights from a webinar held by The Scientist to celebrate 30 years of PCR: the technique's invention, quantitative real-time PCR, and digital PCR

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Focus on the Host

By Tracy Vence | September 18, 2013

A patient response-based gene expression signature can distinguish respiratory infections caused by viruses from those of bacterial or fungal origin.

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Science Loses Two More

By Kate Yandell | March 6, 2013

Oncologist Jane C. Wright and physics Nobel-winner Donald Glaser have died.

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