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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Mayo Medical Laboratories will collaborate with Advanced Biological Laboratories to develop a next-generation sequencing pipeline for laboratory-developed diagnostic tests.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Officials from Regulus Therapeutics this week provided updates for the company's two lead drug candidates, stating that a Phase I study of its hepatitis C treatment RG-101 is set to yield key data in the next few months, while the preclinical Alport syndrome therapy RG-012

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Beckman Coulter Diagnostics said this month that it has received CE marking for Veris MDx, its "sample-in, results-out" real-time PCR-based molecular diagnostics system, as well as the platform's first assay, a quantitative viral load test for human cytomegalovirus.

BD Diagnostics, a segment of Becton Dickinson, this week announced the availability of the US Food and Drug Administration-cleared BD MAX Enteric Bacterial Panel for use on the BD MAX system.

Benitec Biopharma announced this week that it has submitted an investigational new drug application to begin phase I/IIa testing of its expressed RNAi-based hepatitis C treatment TT-034.

With an investigational new drug application ready for submission to US regulators, Australian firm Benitec Biopharma anticipates launching a phase I/IIa study of its hepatitis C treatment TT-034 before the end of the year, the company's chief executive said this week.

Regulus Therapeutics this week released new preclinical data showing that microRNA-21 is implicated in the fibrotic kidney condition Alport syndrome and indicated that the program could likely yield its next clinical candidate.

Arrowhead Research and Regulus Therapeutics this week announced the presentation of preclinical data on their hepatitis drug candidates.

Title: RNAi Therapeutic for the Treatment of Hepatitis C Infection
Patent Number: 8,563,529
Filed: July 26, 2012
Inventor: Hengli Tang, Florida State University

Tasso, a two-year-old startup focused on point-of-care, blood-based diagnostics, has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a sample preparation and stabilization device for use with HIV viral load quantif

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Politico reports that the NYPD DNA database has grown since it announced it would be removing profiles from it.

Forbes reports that a structural biology lab at Oxford University studying the coronavirus was hacked.

Science reports that a Dutch research funding agency is combating a ransomware attack.

In Science this week: set of 64 haplotype assemblies from 32 individuals, and more.