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.
In PNAS this week: genes involved in histone deacetylation in Arabidopsis, effects of pathogenic presenilin-1 mutations, and more.
After a study finds DNA from antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Beijing smog, residents there worry, according to the New York Times.
Canada begins its search for a chief government science advisor, Nature News reports.
A company is using facial recognition tools to identify genetic disorders from pictures, Technology Review reports.