The assay is the first on the firm's isothermal nucleic acid amplification-based platform.
"Conventional screening methods remain the most appropriate choice for first-line screening for most women in the general obstetric population," the committee wrote.
The Belgium-based testing firm believes acquiring the university laboratory will strengthen its position in specialty clinical diagnostic testing.
Therapies aimed at drug targets that have been linked genetically to disease fare better through the drug development pipeline, researchers from GSK and elsewhere found.
The companies anticipate launching the next-generation sequencing-based tests in Russia "in the near future."
In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of Malaysian tuberculosis strain, database of bat genomes, and more.
An editorial appearing at The Scientist bemoans the high numbers of mitochondrial genome papers and suggests a different path for mitochondrial genome research.
Researchers and drug developers are excited about the potential of CRISPR-Cas9-based therapeutics, the Wall Street Journal reports.
US lawmakers want to develop a new incarnation of the National Children's Study, ScienceInsider reports.