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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) ― At least five companies have indicated they will pursue or are considering pursuing Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration to make nucleic acid tests for Ebola available, while three RT-PCR assays have already been granted EUA since an emergency was declared in early August.

The three real-time RT-PCR tests that have already been granted EUA ― one from the US Department of Defense, and two from the US Centers of Disease Control ― can now be legally used to diagnose patients.

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Researchers have sequenced the genome of the depth-dwelling giant squid.

Prosecutors have charged a former Drexel University professor with theft for allegedly spending federal grant money on adult entertainment and other unrelated expenses, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

Chris Collins, a former US representative, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in an insider trading case involving an Australian biotechnology firm, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: Trypanosoma brucei transcripts, estimate of people at risk of inherited retinal disease, and more.

Feb
05
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This webinar will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the collaborative development of a novel multiplex assay to speed detection of mosquito-borne illness in the clinical setting.

Feb
20
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Thermo Fisher Scientific

This webinar will discuss the use of 3’ mRNA sequencing to reduce the cost of gene expression studies on Illumina NGS systems.