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.
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The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.
Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.
Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.