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cfDNA

cfDNA (circulating DNA or cell-free DNA) are fragments of DNA that are released into the blood. Elevated levels are seen in cancer and they can be detected using 'liquid biopsies' to aid diagnosis. Fetal cfDNA can be detected in maternal blood through non-invasive prenatal testing.



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Illumina wins NIPT patent case in UK High Court

27 November 2017 - by Dr Rachel Brown

The UK Patents Court has ruled that two separate non-invasive prenatal tests infringe patents licensed by the US firm Illumina... [Read More]

Liquid DNA biopsies could be used for cancer screening

21 August 2017 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi

US researchers have developed a new blood test to detect cancer-related DNA alterations before patients experience symptoms... [Read More]


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