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The real-time PCR test was developed by Thermo Fisher Scientific and validated by Aeon, and detects 34 different pathogens from vaginal swabs. 

The firm also announced that it plans to expand its RAS biomarker testing collaboration with Amgen in Europe.

GenMark's CEO said that the firm continues to focus on growing the ePlex instrument's global reach and expanding its menu. 

The research team evaluated the Illumina MiSeq and Ion PGM sequencing platforms, as well as the bioinformatics pipelines TBProfiler and Mykrobe predictor.

Two research teams reported detecting prions using different versions of the same assay, and one said it could detect the proteins before the onset of symptoms.

A genome-wide CRISPR screen has revealed five factors required for HIV infection, but which aren't critical to cell viability, including CD4 and CCR5.

To develop the test, the firm said it used a library of MRSA strains collected around the world, and included components that reduce false positive results.

The bank said that although it is forecasting a 17 percent stronger flu season this year, Quidel's influenza sales are only likely to rise 10 percent.

The two-hour test requires about two minutes of hands-on time to detect multiple pathogens from stool samples. 

While technological advances have enabled higher-throughput proteomics, more targeted analyses can yield unexpected findings, suggested one researcher.

Researchers sequenced and analyzed the genomes of nine new Streptococcus pyogenes isolates involved in throat, pharynx, or other infections in Lebanon.

The researchers found that patients with periodontitis exhibited patterns of autoantigen hypercitrullination similar to those found in RA patients.

By analyzing hundreds of rabies virus genomes from isolates collected over 65 years, researchers characterized evolutionary features in two main RABV groups.

The test is the third in the firm's line of infectious disease assays, which also includes tests for meningococcus and Group B Strep.

The firm plans to develop a line of tests on the system that could include panels for infection control, viral testing, CNS infections, and assays for immunocompromised patients.

The award will support the development of diagnostics and analytical tools for childhood disease detection using tissue-based fluorescent in situ sequencing. 

Its developers claim that VirusDetect is the first bioinformatics tool designed to use sRNA sequence to identify DNA and RNA viruses and viroids.

The deal also includes milestone payments to Carpegen and Systec totaling €2.5M and a potential for €9M in royalty-based earnings.

The evidence-based guidelines for testing individuals at risk of latent or active TB infection include recommendations on interferon-gamma release and molecular assays.

A sequenced variola virus isolate from the 1600s points to a relatively recent common ancestor for viruses involved in 20th century smallpox infections.

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In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.

Arizona is planning to sue Theranos for "deceptive acts" and misrepresentations of its "capabilities and operation."

If confirmed as Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price says he will divest himself of certain holdings, according to Stat News.

Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize in 2007, has died, the New York Times reports.