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The firm sees the new panel as an important step forward in its strategy to further penetrate the molecular diagnostics market with its qPCR products.

The test can detect the presence of the Zika virus, which is an earlier warning of infection than indicated by anti-Zika antibodies. 

The deal gives Siemens Healthineers access to Neo New Oncology's next-generation sequencing-based assays and technology for tissue and biofluid specimens.

The companies will work together to pursue US Food and Drug Administration clearance for a workflow combining Siemens' sample prep module and Thermo's qPCR instrument.

The scientific products giants are exhibiting their combined workflow next week at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease.

The firm also plans to launch its Versant MDx System sample prep module in the US next month for use with the test.

Agilent will pay Enzo $9 million to settle the suit, which involved a US patent issued to Enzo and describing non-porous solid supports for nucleic acids.

As part of a settlement deal, Siemens will pay Enzo an upfront fee of $9.5 million and potentially up to $5 million in licensing royalties.

Johns Hopkins University has been awarded

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – With the launch last year of two US Food and Drug Administration-cleared mass spec microbiology platforms, microbe identification has emerged as one of clinical proteomics' most prominent success stories.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.