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Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research and Exact Sciences | Date: 2015-03-26

Provided herein is technology relating to detecting neoplasia and particularly, but not exclusively, to methods, compositions, and related uses for detecting premalignant and malignant neoplasms such as colorectal cancer.


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Exact Sciences | Date: 2014-11-12

A method for detecting a methylated genomic locus is provided. In certain embodiments, the method comprises: a) treating a nucleic acid sample that contains both unmethylated and methylated copies of a genomic locus with an agent that modifies cytosine to uracil to produce a treated nucleic acid; b) amplifying a product from the treated nucleic acid using a first primer and a second primer, wherein the first primer hybridizes to a site in the locus that contain methylcytosines and the amplifying preferentially amplifies the methylated copies of the genomic locus, to produce an amplified sample; and c) detecting the presence of amplified methylated copies of the genomic locus in the amplified sample using a flap assay that employs an invasive oligonucleotide having a 3 terminal G or C nucleotide that corresponds to a site of methylation in the genomic locus.


Patent
Exact Sciences | Date: 2015-07-28

Provided herein is reagent mixture comprising multiplexed amplification reagents and flap assay reagents for detecting, in a single reaction, mutant copies of the KRAS gene that contain any of the 34A, 34C, 34T, 35A, 35C, 35T or 38A point mutations. Methods that employ the reagent mix and kits for performing the same are also provided.


Patent
Exact Sciences | Date: 2014-03-14

A method of sample analysis is provided. In certain embodiments, the method involves: a) amplifying a product from a sample that comprises both wild type copies of a genomic locus and mutant copies of the genomic locus that have a point mutation relative to said wild type copies of the genomic locus, to produce an amplified sample, where: i. the amplifying is done using a first primer and a second primer; and ii. the first primer comprises a 3 terminal nucleotide that base pairs with the point mutation and also comprises a nucleotide sequence that is fully complementary to a sequence in the locus with the exception of a single base mismatch within 6 bases of the 3 terminal nucleotide; and b) detecting the presence of said product in said amplified sample using a flap assay that employs an invasive oligonucleotide. A kit for performing the method is also provided.


Patent
Exact Sciences | Date: 2015-11-12

Provided herein is technology relating to the amplification-based detection of nucleic acids and particularly, but not exclusively, to methods and compositions for minimizing variability in the activity between different samples or manufacturing lots of DNA polymerases, such as Taq DNA polymerase.

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