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The companies are co-developing an assay that differentiates previously infected, seropositive Lyme disease patients from newly infected individuals.

The company has signed an agreement with biopharmaceutical firm SuppreMol to use its UNIarray technology to identify autoantibody signatures of SLE patients enrolled in a phase IIa study of SuppreMol's lead therapeutic SM101.

In separate deals announced this past week, the German biotech firm will distribute assays developed by Asuragen, and co-develop, co-manufacture, and co-market assays with Mikrogen.

The company is collaborating with fellow German biotech firm Mikrogen to identify autoantibody signatures typical of various infectious diseases.

The German firms said this week that they have conducted a feasibility study for identifying autoantibody signatures in infectious diseases that may be useful for future diagnostics.

The firms are working on infectious disease diagnostics using Protagen's UNIarray platform.

Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.