dengue Startup CRISPR Firm Caspr Biotech Developing COVID Dx Using New Extremophile Bacteria Nuclease Premium Caspr's assay can be transported at room temperature and performed without complex external equipment, making it ideal for low-resource environments. Broad Institute Researchers Develop Viral Detection Platform Based on Microfluidics, CRISPR Tech The platform can detect a single virus in more than 1,000 samples at a time or more than 160 viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, in a small number of samples. Eurobio Scientific to Commercialize CirrusDx Molecular Biology Instrument in France, North Africa Eurobio Scientific will also develop new test kits for the T-COR 8, a real-time PCR thermocycler originally developed for the US Army. Broad Institute Researchers Develop CRISPR-Based Diagnostic, Antiviral Platform Premium The system uses the Cas13 nuclease to identify target sites in various RNA viruses and then destroy them. Co-Diagnostics Gets CE-IVD Mark for Multiplex Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya Test The test is designed to identify and differentiate between Zika, dengue, and chikungunya in serum samples, even in the presence of more than one target. Jan 29, 2019 Dengue Severity Predicted by Gene Expression Signature in Patient Blood Nov 14, 2018 New Mosquito Genome Expected to Serve as Infectious Disease Resource Jul 11, 2018 Public Health England Team Describes Metagenomic Sequencing Strategy to ID Viral Pathogens Premium Apr 26, 2018 Broad Researchers Develop Protocol to Use CRISPR-Based Diagnostic Tool for Zika Testing Mar 8, 2018 Improvements Move Broad's CRISPR-Based Diagnostic Technology Closer to Field, Clinic Premium Feb 15, 2018 Dengue Disease Risk Linked to Gene Variants Among World Populations Aug 30, 2017 Dengue Virus Symptoms Muted by Adaptive Immune Response, Gene Expression Study Suggests Aug 14, 2017 FDA Grants EUA for Columbia University's Zika Test Aug 3, 2017 Dengue Virus Spread in Asia Appears Aided By Airline Hubs Jul 20, 2017 UC Riverside Team Wins $14.9M DARPA Grant for Genetic Mosquito Control Research Mar 29, 2017 Purdue Researchers Developing Viral Biosensor With Paper-Based Sample Prep Premium Jan 27, 2017 Globavir Biosciences, Suyog Diagnostics to Market Dengue Test in India Nov 3, 2016 Bioneer Zika Detection Kit Eligible for WHO Procurement Oct 17, 2016 Bio-Rad to License Globavir Biosciences Dengue Detection Assay Oct 6, 2016 Lynntech Wins Phase II SBIR Grant for POC Dengue MDx Using Convective RT-PCR Premium Jul 11, 2016 AI Biosciences Adapts Low-Cost 3D Printer Into Sample Prep, Thermal Cycling Device Premium Jun 8, 2016 Mediven Receives CE Mark for Molecular, Rapid Immunoassay Tests Mar 18, 2016 FDA Grants EUA for CDC 'Trioplex' MDx Including Zika Target Feb 26, 2016 Bioneer Receives CE IVD Mark for PCR Zika Detection Kit Feb 17, 2016 AI Biosciences Thermos Thermal Cycler Adapted for Multiplexing, RT-PCR Premium Load More Breaking News Analysis of Ancient Plaque Points to Agriculture-Related Oral Microbiome Changes in Southern Europe Gene-Disrupting Ultra-Rare Variants More Common in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder CDC to Withdraw EUA for COVID-19 Test; FDA Revokes Three Other EUAs for Non-Use, Agency Clearance Quidel, Beckman Coulter Settle Legal Dispute Over Cardiac Immunoassay Business Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Pacific Biosciences, Illumina, Natera, and More Canine Genetics Firm Embark Veterinary Raises $75M in Series B Round The Scan Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post. Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high. To See Future Risk Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening. PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.