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The firms are focusing on developing a rapid diagnostic test for African swine fever that can be used on GNA's portable MDx platform.

The test uses qPCR to measure the methylation level of three bladder cancer-specific biomarkers in patient urine samples.

The firm also reported full-year 2018 sales of €2.42 billion, a year-over-year increase of 6 percent on a reported basis, or 10 percent organically.

Biocept will use its liquid biopsy assay to test cerebrospinal fluids of patients diagnosed with certain cancers and then compare results to standard methods.

Danaher is offering 11 million shares of its common stock at $123 per share and 1.5 million shares of its mandatory convertible preferred stock at $1,000 per share.

The Personal Genome Sequencing Outcomes (PeopleSeq) Consortium surveyed more than 500 early adopters who underwent personal genome or exome sequencing.

The company has been gearing up to submit its Acuitas AMR Gene Panel product to the US Food and Drug Administration for regulatory clearance.

The partnership will accelerate the development of molecular diagnostics in the Chinese market, Minneapolis-based Bio-Techne said.

Free genetic testing on a broad gene panel is available to children, from birth to five years old, if they've had an unprovoked seizure.

Genome- and exome-wide association analysis on inflammatory bowel disease patients with or without thiopurine-induced myelosuppression revealed new and known risk genes.

The consortium plans to develop recommendations on the best practices for implementing clinical whole-genome sequencing for rare genetic disease diagnosis.

The NGS assay is designed to help physicians to identify non-small cell lung cancer patients who may benefit from eight targeted therapies.

The German firm said that researchers can now run its GynTect cervical cancer assay on Roche Diagnostics' Cobas z 480 analyzer.

The partnership gives each company non-exclusive access to the other's technology and may also include opportunities for transnational clinical trials.

Danaher has commenced its concurrent offerings of $1.35 billion of shares of its common stock and $1.35 billion of shares of its mandatory convertible preferred stock.

The two genome-wide association studies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease uncovered numerous novel risk variants, including ones in genes involved in ciliogenesis and lung development.

The company posted $25.8 million in revenues for the quarter, up from $19.6 million a year ago, as total genomic test volume grew 28 percent to 9,154 tests.

Researchers assembled a near chromosome-level genome for the cultivated octoploid strawberry, uncovering the plant's diploid progenitors and sub-genome interactions.

The funding will be used to develop a platform to identify species and strains of bacteria that cannot be cultured or detected with standard methods.

Using data for more than a million individuals with or without insomnia, two independent research teams tracked down associated risk loci and explored their functional effects.

Researchers used a genome-wide association study to identify seven loci associated with ASD and other conditions, along with five loci linked to ASD alone.

The company signed distribution agreements covering 15 countries for its PlexWell technology and products for multiplexed NGS applications.

Danaher is financing the deal with $3 billion from an equity offering, cash on hand, and proceeds from an issuance of debt and/or new credit facilities.

The deals cover the Finnish diagnostic company's Amplidiag and Novodiag lines of infectious disease and antibiotic resistance testing products.

Last week, GenomeWeb's readers were most interested in Icon's acquisition of MolecularMD for an undisclosed amount.

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.