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Rapid, Sensitive Cancer Biomarker Screening in cfDNA

Disease-associated mutations can be prognostic of outcome and inform treatment choices. However, traditional tissue biopsies limit the ability to implement personalized treatments. Read about how multiplex digital PCR can enable the tracking of treatment efficacy using liquid biopsies.
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Digital PCR: Helpful Tips When Using Droplet Partitioning Technology

Digital PCR offers a highly sensitive alternative to conventional qPCR, enabling absolute quantification of nucleic acids and rare allele detection. The tips in this article help you set up and optimize your digital PCR experiments when using droplet partitioning technology.
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Research Review: Phasing Genomes using
Droplet Digital™ PCR

Find out how a new Droplet Digital PCR-based technique called Drop Phase lets you quickly and easily phase genomes to better understand diseases like cystic fibrosis.
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A Semi-Automated Quantitative PCR Approach to Assess Differential Anti-Apoptotic Gene Expression Patterns Associated with Prostate Cancer Progression

Gene expression analyses become complicated and extremely time consuming when large numbers of genes need to be analyzed. Here we present a semi-automated qPCR workflow with reduced setup and processing times using Bio-Rad’s PrimePCR™ Panels and CFX Automation System II Plate Handler.
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Ultra-Sensitive Quantification of Genome Editing Events Using Droplet Digital™ PCR

Genome editing using tools such as CRISPR/Cas9 and TALEN has gained enormous popularity in recent days due to their ability to create precise deletions or insertions. However when the frequency of these gene edits are really small, an ultrasensitive method like ddPCR™ is needed for accurate quantification. This technote explains how Droplet Digital™ PCR is used for the detection of HDR and NHEJ alleles generated using CRISPR/Cas9 and TALEN editing systems.
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Protecting Coastal Ecosystems with Droplet Digital™ PCR

Who’s watching over swimmer safety at America’s beaches? Go inside one agency tasked with pioneering new methods for water quality monitoring, and see how its scientists are employing Droplet Digital PCR technology to check coastal waters for harmful pathogens.
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Genomic Variation Analysis with Droplet Digital™ PCR: Success Stories

Researchers are having success applying Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR™) technology across many different fields. Here are two such success stories, one involving the application of ddPCR in detecting mutations in iPS cells, the other in predicting allele-specific variation in human brain development.
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The Ever-Expanding Universe of Droplet Digital™ PCR Applications

Bio-Rad’s groundbreaking Droplet Digital PCR technology can be applied in a variety of applications to glean precious information that cannot be obtained by any other method. Find out more about how this technology has been used in applications such as quantification of cancer biomarkers, validation of next generation sequencing, distinguishing genomic variation, and more.
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Transforming Cancer Research: Droplet Digital™ PCR Plays Integral Role at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Droplet Digital PCR has major implications for cancer studies, where the ability to accurately measure biomarkers may result in important insights into cancer genesis and progression. Find out about new findings on micro RNA and Tumor Infilitrating Lymphocytes made possible by ddPCR technology.
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Breaking Leukemia’s Limits of Detection with Droplet Digital™ PCR

In the early 1990s, researcher Alec Morley and his colleagues pioneered digital PCR techniques to measure acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Today, Morley is trying to develop a more accurate way to quantify chronic myeloid leukemia. Find out why he chose Bio-Rad’s Droplet Digital PCR technology for this effort.
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