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The blood test screens individual blood donations for four common species of the parasite Babesia, which can cause anemia and other potentially fatal conditions. 

The German diagnostics firm recently signed an agreement to be acquired by US-based OpGen in a transaction that is slated to close in early 2020.

The company, founded in May 2018 and headquartered in Guangzhou in southern China, has developed a CRISPR-based rapid diagnostics platform for pathogen detection.

Exome sequencing and other molecular strategies led to a heterogeneous variant in the DNMT3A gene that appears to impact host epigenetic and immune features.

Based in Warsaw, Poland, the technology was inspired by "ultra-fast" PCR methods from the Wittwer group and Scope plans to launch tests for MRSA and C. diff.

While the news of the BARDA contract drove a surge in T2's stock price, it was last month's NTAP decision that has company officials and analysts encouraged.

The test detects 20 common viruses and bacteria that cause upper respiratory infections using the firm's high-throughput, automated MDx-3000 instrument.

Researchers identified Streptococcus pyogenes isolates from a lineage dubbed M1UK that are predicted to produce higher-than-usual levels of a scarlet fever-associated toxin.

The funding is being provided by the Flemish government's Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to support the three-year development project.

The test is the first near-patient assay for M. genitalium, and can also guide treatment by detecting antibacterial resistance markers.

New resistance tests for Mycoplasma genitalium and gonorrhea could help stave off superbugs, but guidelines and economic factors may hinder adoption.

The French metagenomic sequencing firm received funding from both historical and new investors, including debt financing from Norgine Ventures.

Clinical applications grew 11 percent driven by 34 percent growth in the molecular biology segment, including a 31 percent spike in FilmArray product sales.

The combined firm will be based in Gaithersburg, Maryland and will focus on infectious disease diagnostics and antimicrobial resistance prediction services. 

Analyzing blood transcriptome profiles for non-human primates, researchers narrowed in on a B cell gene expression signature that appears to coincide with protection from SIV, SHIV, or HIV.

The clearance of the Binx io CT/NG test marks a milestone for the Johns Hopkins University group that funds early-stage development of rapid STI testing.

Nasdaq told the company that as of June 30 its shareholder equity does not meet the minimum $2.5 million required for its shares to remain listed on the exchange.

The SuperExtract 32 with the SuperExtract Viral Mag NA Purification kit provides high-quality purification of hepatitis and HIV viral nucleic acid.

Single-cell transcriptomic profiles for more than 1,700 malaria-causing Plasmodium berghei parasites revealed gene expression patterns that differ by parasite stage.

Researchers saw signs of an unreported Zika virus outbreak in Cuba in 2017, well after the documented decline in new cases in Brazil and other parts of the world.

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New research shows that scientists need to do a better job of including a wider diversity of African genomes in their analyses, STAT says.

A new paper in Science shows that men are still winning a large majority of the most sought-after NIH grants.

Nature Research and the Estée Lauder Companies are awarding efforts to encourage girls to pursue careers in the STEM fields.

In Science this week: beneficial genetic variants inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, and more.