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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Luminex said today that the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) is using Luminex's xMAP technology to develop rapid diagnostics for the Ebola virus.

Luminex said that its MAGPIX system was recently deployed to Africa to support research efforts to control the current outbreak of the virus, which has claimed more than 700 lives across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.

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Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more. 

Feb
05
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LGC

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.