Evogen

The company is developing an epilepsy test based on inflammatory proteins in patient blood that is intended for ruling out patients with seizure-like symptoms.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MRIGlobal and Evogen today announced a five-year agreement to develop molecular diagnostic products targeting the in vitro and clinical molecular diagnostic markets.

Evogen, a Lenexa, Kansas-based developer of molecular detection and diagnostic technologies, said this week that it has non-exclusively licensed its PCR probe technology to Focus Diagnostics, a Quest Diagnostics subsidiary.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Evogen has granted Focus Diagnostics a license to incorporate Evogen's HyBeacons PCR probe technology into Focus' molecular diagnostic products and services, the firms announced today.

Lumora has appointed Jim Reid as chairman.

Cepheid said this week that its board of directors has elected John Bishop as chairman and Cristina Kepner as lead independent director.

People in the News

Mari Baker is leaving Navigenics, Andrew von Eschenbach has joined a consulting firm, Jay Flatley takes a seat on Helixis' board, and more.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.