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The grants, awarded through the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, were disclosed last week by the IRS.

Around a dozen H1N1 tests have gained EUA approval since the FDA gave its first EUA last April for CDC's PCR-based test. However, only two of these assays have received 510(k) clearance, which allows them to be used beyond the EUA.

The vote of confidence is a stepping stone for the company to seek 510(k) approval for an H1N1 test on its platform; to tackle the point-of-care diagnostic market; and to further develop tests for other infectious diseases.

IQuum said that it has developed a nucleic acid-based test that can provide results in just 26 minutes.

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A University of California, Los Angeles-led team has found turning off the CCR5 gene could improve recovery after a stroke, according to Scientific American.

South Dakota lawmakers are to weigh a bill aimed at teaching the strengths and weaknesses of scientific concepts, the Associated Press and KEVN-Black Hills Fox report.

In Science this week: the synthetic genetic system hachimoji, and more.

Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.