How do SARS-CoV-2 variants affect PCR assays for COVID-19 testing?

How do SARS-CoV-2 variants affect PCR assays for COVID-19 testing?

Researchers have identified several variants of SARS-CoV-2 since they sequenced the original viral strain responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic from clinical samples in Wuhan, China. Four variants, UK (B1.1.7), B1.1.7 +E484K, South African (B1.351, 501v2) and Brazilian (B1.1.28, P1), are of particular concern. The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that these variants have the potential to...

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Shining a light on gene expression and regulation one cell at a time

Posted on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 @ 10:51 AM

To truly understand complex diseases such as cancer, scientists need access to tools that don’t just average data ...
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Topics: RNA FISH, Genomics, Stellaris

A Stellar-is Year in the Making

Posted on Wed, Dec 07, 2016 @ 08:05 AM

 It wouldn't be fair to close out 2016 without showcasing the stellar year that Stellaris® RNA FISH has had. Take a ...
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Topics: Product Information, RNA FISH, Genomics, Stellaris

Imaging Stellaris Assays Part III: Creating Professional, Publication-ready Images

Posted on Thu, Mar 10, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

Here is the final installment of our “Imaging Stellaris Assays” blog series. In our two previous posts, we’ve gone over ...
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Welcome to the Stellaris® Citation Center

Posted on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 02:16 PM

We have recently released a Stellaris® RNA FISH Citation Center to make it easy to find publications related to your ...
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Designing Stellaris RNA FISH Probes Part I: Increasing Probe Count

Posted on Thu, Jan 14, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

Stellaris® RNA FISH is a novel technology that allows for the detection of single or clustered RNAs in fixed cells and ...
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Imaging Stellaris Assays Part II: How to Acquire Stunning Images

Posted on Thu, Sep 24, 2015 @ 02:30 PM

Here we continue our “Imaging Stellaris Assays” blog series.  We last left off talking about the most important ...
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Runaway RNA Stays Put

Posted on Thu, Sep 17, 2015 @ 02:00 PM

The cleavage and polyadenylation event, the final trimming in the molecular mRNA barbershop, normally releases both the ...
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Imaging Stellaris Assays Part I: Get to Know Your Microscope

Posted on Thu, Aug 27, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

Stellaris® FISH is an RNA detection technology performed by means of in situ hybridization. This technology and all of ...
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And the Consensus (Sequence) is...

Posted on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 @ 02:31 PM

Studying the expression level of RNA transcripts is often complicated by the fact that many DNA sequences are ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, RNA FISH

Research Highlight: Bringing Vision Research into Focus

Posted on Thu, May 28, 2015 @ 02:14 PM

Gene expression and molecular biology research in vision and ophthalmology presents unique challenges to researchers ...
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FISH-ing for Fusions: A unique approach to fusion gene mRNA & pre-mRNA detection in cancer

Posted on Fri, May 15, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

This past April, Biosearch attended the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) conference in Philadelphia, PA ...
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Research Highlight: Localizing long non-coding RNA (lncRNA)

Posted on Thu, Mar 12, 2015 @ 02:00 PM

A recent paper published in Molecular Cell by Dimitrova et al. from the lab of Dr. Tyler Jacks at MIT, used Stellaris® ...
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The 4Cs of Stellaris® RNA FISH Buffers

Posted on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 @ 02:00 PM

Buffers are often overlooked and taken for granted until the day comes when a peculiar result is observed and its ...
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Unraveling the Neural Web: Stellaris® RNA FISH for Neuroscience Research

Posted on Thu, Nov 13, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

Neuroscience gene expression research can come with many hurdles, especially when working with brain tissue or mixed ...
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Five Ways Controls Can Demystify Your Stellaris® RNA FISH Experiment

Posted on Tue, Nov 04, 2014 @ 02:13 PM

Stellaris controls, who needs ‘em? We all do. Especially if it’s your first time interrogating a sample with a new ...
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Biosearch Technologies Executes Exclusive License for turboFISH™

Posted on Mon, Oct 07, 2013 @ 07:29 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated oligonucleotide components to the rapidly ...
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Biosearch Technologies Acquires Majority Stake in LightSpeed Genomics

Posted on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 @ 07:25 AM

Biosearch has acquired a majority stake in LightSpeed Genomics, Inc. (LSG), a Santa Clara, California-based company ...
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RT-qPCR and the Stellaris FISH Method

Posted on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 @ 10:32 AM

A "Referral from the Doctor" Blog Article- Quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) is a ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, RNA FISH, Referral from the Doctor

Stellaris® Foundation Genes: GAPDH

Posted on Thu, Apr 11, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

Stellaris probe sets targeting glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) mRNA were among the first designed at ...
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Biosearch Technologies, UMDNJ Stellaris® Probe Alliance - NextGen Gene Expression™, SNP FISH™, and iceFISH™ in Research and Clinical Applications

Posted on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 @ 08:43 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated oligonucleotide components to the rapidly ...
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Biosearch Technologies Launches Catalogued Stellaris™ RNA FISH Assays

Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 @ 08:08 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated oligonucleotide components to the rapidly ...
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Single molecule viral RNA analysis using Stellaris™ FISH technology

Posted on Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 01:00 PM

  Image courtesy of: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/images.htm A cooperative effort between researchers at Mount Sinai ...
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Topics: Biodefense, RNA FISH

Biosearch Technologies Launches Improved RNA FISH Design Software

Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 2012 @ 07:54 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated oligonucleotide components to the rapidly ...
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Stellaris FISH Workshop at the AMP 2011

Posted on Tue, Nov 15, 2011 @ 01:53 PM

Join us at AMP 2011 on November 16th for a live demonstration of the Stellaris technology at the Gaylord Texan Resort ...
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Blogging about Stellaris™ RNA FISH at Singlemoleculefish.com

Posted on Mon, Oct 24, 2011 @ 12:24 PM

Biosearch Technologies is starting a new sister blog at singlemoleculefish.com where all articles will focus on topics ...
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Topics: Announcement, RNA FISH

Biosearch Technologies Announces Release of Custom Stellaris™ FISH Probes

Posted on Mon, Sep 12, 2011 @ 04:59 AM

Stellaris FISH advances research in cancer, developmental biology and pathology by resolving in situ messenger RNA into ...
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Topics: RNA FISH

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