Chembio Diagnostics

Several companies will receive grants to develop hepatitis C molecular point-of-care and core antigen diagnostic assays.

The grant is the second in the last six months that the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation has awarded to Chembio for diagnostics development.

Grants awarded to Chembio, BD, and FIND will help fund new diagnostic tests for Ebola and other fever-inducing illnesses and feasibility studies to evaluate them.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genisphere said today it has licensed its 3DNA Signal Amplification technology to Chembio Diagnostics.

Chembio Diagnostics has published a study demonstrating the utility of its antibody-based Dual Path Platform point-of-care test for syphilis.

Agilent has named Lars Holmkvist as a senior vice president and president of its Diagnostics and Genomics group.

Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.