QuantRx Biomedical, a Doylestown, Penn.-based molecular diagnostics company, will acquire Genomics USA sometime this quarter as it picks up a majority of shares in the private company as part of an ongoing strategy, a QuantRx official told BioArray News this week.
 
QuantRx hopes to use Genomics USA’s array technology to introduce diagnostic assays for human leukocyte antigen testing next year and expand its presence in molecular diagnostics.
 

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.