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The gene expression test retrospectively identified rheumatoid arthritis patients significantly less likely to respond to TNF inhibitor therapy.

Company officials credited investments in information technology, as well as R&D for RT-PCR-based tests, with driving up the firm's billable testing numbers.

The viral assay, developed with Sentinel Diagnostics, improves the ability to monitor viral loads in critical organ transplant populations for the clinical management of infection.

The PCR diagnostic device is a palm-size, single-use, disposable device that detects N. gonorrhoeae and determines if it's susceptible to an antibiotic.

TargetCancer is activating two enrollment sites and setting up a remote consenting process so patients with rare cancers can be seen at local community hospitals.

The firm will use the proceeds for working capital and other general corporate purposes, with the potential to acquire or invest in complementary businesses, technologies, or assets. 

The PCR viral load test runs on the Cobas 6800/8800 systems and has been calibrated to the World Health Organization International Standard, Roche said.

The tests use a range of different specimens including self-collected nasal swabs, bronchoalveolar lavage, sputum, and nasopharyngeal washes.

The firm generated $46.2 million in revenues compared to $53.5 million in the prior year, which was better than analysts' estimate of $39.6 million.

The genetic testing company said its orders for traditional tests have also rebounded and are on track for growth in the second half of 2020.

GenMark has two SARS-CoV-2 tests that have received FDA Emergency Use Authorization, including a respiratory panel that tests for 21 pathogens.

The company posted Q2 revenues of $13.1 million, down from $13.5 million in Q2 2019 but above the consensus Wall Street estimate of $11.8 million.

The firm delivered record revenue and the most profitable quarter in its history as a result of the increased demand for its products.

On an adjusted basis at constant exchange rates, revenues grew 19 percent year over year, in line with guidance provided by the company in early July.

The company reported $41.8 million in total revenues for the quarter and said testing services revenues rose 41 percent year over year.

Sequencing and other analyses helped uncover a JAK1 variant within a patient with an unknown autoimmune disorder disease and find a treatment approach.

Coastal Genomics owns the Ranger gel electrophoresis technology to collect specific DNA target sizes, with applications in noninvasive prenatal testing and oncology.

The index significantly outperformed the Dow Jones, the Nasdaq, and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index in July.

Metabolon's Precision Metabolomics platform identifies pharmacodynamic, efficacy, and response biomarkers and tracks changes in biological pathways.

Results from the Phase II INSPIRE study showed that change in ctDNA from baseline, as gauged by customized assays, predicted response to pembrolizumab.

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.