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Liquid biopsy

Diagnostics Liquid biopsy

A Diagnostic to Drool Over?

| Luke Turner

The use of saliva as a diagnostic fluid seems an attractive option – especially now that research reveals circulating tumor DNA in the fluid

Inside the Lab Liquid biopsy

Building a Better Biopsy

| Lisa M. Wright

To harness liquid biopsy’s many advantages, it’s vital to ensure appropriate testing – and cfDNA synthetic plasma reference standards can help

Diagnostics Genetics and epigenetics

The Evolution of Epigenetic Biomarkers

| Niamh Buckley, Laura Feeney, James Beirne, and Paul Mullan

Markers such as DNA methylation, analyzed by liquid biopsy, may improve on ovarian cancer testing options like gold standard CA125

Diagnostics Analytical science

Sensing the Tiniest Change

| Menno Prins

New biomarker sensing technology can detect miniscule concentrations of molecules in the blood to assist with patient monitoring

Diagnostics Genetics and epigenetics

Thinking Outside the (Genome) Box

| Jason Mellad

Epigenetics may combine with liquid biopsy to offer an effective way of detecting early-stage cancers and recurrences

Inside the Lab Biochemistry and molecular biology

One Drop at a Time

| Alexander Dobrovic and Cloud Paweletz

When seeking the greatest benefit from liquid biopsy, droplet digital PCR can help by offering speed, sensitivity, and absolute quantitation

Inside the Lab Clinical care

Gone Fishing

A combination of magnetic particles that bind circulating tumor cells and a magnetic wire that samples them directly from the vein could lead to earlier diagnosis

Outside the Lab Biochemistry and molecular biology

Fighting Resistance in Bloodstream Infections

| Luke Turner

When bacteria become resistant to the last line of defense, rapid detection and treatment is more important than ever. A new assay can help with treatment selection for carbapenem-resistant infections

Inside the Lab Companion diagnostics

Fluid Evidence

Liquid biopsy can help us appropriately treat patients with anti-PD-L1 immunotherapies, and ddPCR enables ongoing monitoring and adjustment of treatment

Outside the Lab Genetics and epigenetics

The Gentle Fetal Genome

| William Aryitey

Inertial microfluidics for fetal screening


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