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Though the test is already commercially available, the firm met with the FDA last year to discuss plans for a randomized controlled trial to support regulatory approval.

The Maxpar Direct Immune Profiling System could lower the threshold to doing mass cytometry due to ease of use, a core lab director said.

The new IQvia E360 Genomics build includes a "privacy-preserving" database system and will soon have analytic tools to support genotype-phenotype research.

The British molecular diagnostics firm recently completely a redesign of its point-of-care system, called Q-POC, and is planning to seek a CE-IVD mark for the device later this year.

Microba currently offers a direct-to-consumer gut microbiome profile product and plans to release additional products for clinical and research use cases.

The Polish company recently received 9 million Polish złoty ($2.4 million) from the country's National Center for Research and Development to support its activities.

The company has begun piloting the software, which is targeted towards bioinformatics companies and clinical laboratories, with early adopters ahead of the planned launch.

Meridian CEO Jack Kenny said the firm needs to develop a new MDx platform, while Genapsys resurfaced with an update on its portable sequencing platform.

Among the updates provided at the conference on Wednesday, Luminex discussed development and plans for the Verigene II system, and GenMark touted its ePlex test portfolio.

CEO Brad Gray told investors at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference that he believes the firm's GeoMx has advantages over competitors in the new market.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.