The firm is now consulting with experts to evaluate detection of enteroviruses and rhinoviruses in respiratory specimens for its next-generation ePlex system.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — As a rare strain of enterovirus continues to sicken children nationwide, the US Centers for Disease Control announced this week it has developed an enterovirus 68-specific PCR test for surveillance.
Akonni will use the grant to develop a closed amplicon RT-PCR microarray for detecting enterovirus, herpes viruses, and West Nile virus in cerebral spinal fluid.
In addition, Argene will provide BioMérieux with a portfolio of molecular tests for diagnosing infectious diseases in transplant and other immunocompromised patients.
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.