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Both tests are authorized for use by any laboratory CLIA certified to perform high-complexity tests, according to the FDA.

News items for the week of June 22, 2020.

The investment bank said CareDx's products are gaining traction and that the stock is positioned for 20 percent to 30 percent growth over the next few years.

The firm used the new loan to pay off an older $7.0 million loan and a $3.0 million promissory note held by Qiagen North American Holdings.

For the three months ended March 31, the firm reported revenues of $9.2 million, up from $6.0 million in the year-ago quarter and beating the consensus Wall Street estimate of $8.9 million.

The firm said that its RAQ SARS-CoV-2 PCR Kit allows the replacement of full nucleic acid extraction with a simple heat treatment, decreasing sample processing time.

Both PCR-based tests are designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in upper respiratory specimens and may only be performed by their developers.

Developers are improving and expanding the software that has been helping match patients to molecularly targeted drugs at the institute for over three years.

The genomes of modern sled dogs, an ancient Siberian dog, and an ancient wolf revealed genetic similarity between the ancient dog and modern sled dogs.

The SICILIAN algorithm, which uses statistical modeling to score candidate fusions in single-cell RNA sequencing data, is being used to map splice sites in individual tumor cells.

The cancer molecular diagnostics firm said it will use the proceeds from the offering to support its R&D activities and for general corporate purposes.

For the three months ended March 31, Rutherford, New Jersey-based Cancer Genetics posted revenues of $1.4 million versus $1.8 million in Q1 2019. 

The two PCR-based tests are designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in respiratory samples including nasopharyngeal swabs and bronchoalveolar lavage specimens.

Investigators are planning to further validate specific applications, such as prediction of lung and lymphoma cancer subtypes, in independent sample sets.

Among the brands comprising Calibre are Alpha-Tec Systems, EdgeBio, Microlytic, Molecular Dimensions, and NexTal, which it acquired from Qiagen earlier this year.

The researchers found that WGS can streamline disease diagnosis and used it to discover unknown etiological variants in coding and non-coding genomic regions.

The findings underscore the value of carrying out large-scale human genetic analyses as part of drug target identification and validation efforts. 

 

 

The company said it will use the funds in part to continue development of its artificial intelligence-based proteome-wide drug discovery platform.

Comprehensive analysis by a team led by Elaine Mardis has given 93 percent of around 150 pediatric cancer patients at least one medically actionable finding.

Gencurix' RT-PCR-based test detects SARS-CoV-2's Orf1-ab and RdRP genes, while Laihe's assay is designed to detect antibodies against the virus.

Sex differences in muscle gene expression were further reduced with long-term endurance exercise, an international research team found.

Using Genotype-Tissue Expression project samples, researchers put together gene regulatory networks for 29 tissue types, uncovering extensive sex-related regulatory differences.

Molecular Assemblies will combine its chemistries with Codexis' enzyme improvement platform in order to create a process for the enzymatic synthesis of DNA.

The latest group includes several firm developing genomics tools or diagnostics, but COVID-19 is preventing them from accessing their lab space for the time being.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is working with California's health department to sequence viral samples from COVID-19 patients to trace viral introductions, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Despite differences in their migration habits, eastern and western monarch butterflies are genetically similar, according to a study in Molecular Ecology.

The UK is implementing COVID-19 testing with a 90-minute turnaround time.

In PLOS this week: identification of fungal species in subcutaneous infections, sequencing of Campylobacter found in raw meat from retail stores, and more.