Meridian Biosciences

The device, available for license from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories Industrial Partnerships Office, integrates a single-tube nucleic acid extraction method with loop-mediated isothermal amplification or reverse transcriptase LAMP.

Asuragen, Life Tech launch BCR/ABL1 Quant test in Europe; Palex Medical to distribute Molecular Detection’s MRSA assay in Spain; Meridian Biosciences gets FDA nod for C. difficile molecular amplification assay.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.