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Meridian Bioscience said this week that it has completed beta trials for two new Illumigene molecular amplification tests.

The primary motivation for PerkinElmer's acquisition of Chinese infectious disease diagnostic firm Shanghai Haoyuan Biotech, announced this week, is to provide the Waltham, Mass.-based firm entrée into the nucleic acid-based blood screening market, company executives said this we

A Cepheid executive today provided investors with an update on the company's molecular diagnostic pipeline, stating that the firm currently has 14 tests in development for its automated GeneXpert platform and that it expects to offer the broadest test menu of any molecular diagno

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A Leerink Swann survey of diagnostic laboratories in Europe found that molecular-based testing continues to find traction with continued penetration strongest in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus testing and human papillomavirus testing.

Researchers from Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Emory University, and Network Biosystems have been awarded a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an assay for NetBio's integrated molecular testing system that will identify the biothre

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Once the $3.7 billion Hologic acquisition of Gen-Probe is completed, Gen-Probe will become the "hub" of Hologic's diagnostics business, and in addition to selling the San Diego company's

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid this week updated its test pipeline with a focus on gonorrhea and chlamydia, cancer, and tuberculosis over the next few years.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared Gen-Probe's Panther, a fully automated and integrated molecular testing platform, the San Diego-based company announced today.

Hologic's planned $3.7 billion acquisition of Gen-Probe, announced earlier this week, is expected to create the largest diagnostics company focused on women's health, according to Hologic officials.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.