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The new assay simultaneously detects four viral targets in donated blood plasma in a single sample and can add value to the biologics development space.

Independent research teams identified and sequenced hepatitis B strains going back thousands of years from samples in Europe, uncovering now-extinct lineages.

The companies will initially plan to acquire the required regulatory approvals in India for the Genedrive HCV ID kit.

The test is performed on the company's AmpiProbe platform, and the approval expands Enzo's offering of infectious disease tests in New York.

Medcis Pathlabs and its associates and attendees will buy Co-Diagnostics' tests for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV, and human papillomavirus.

Hologic CEO Steve MacMillan said that the deal is so compelling that the firm needed to do it now.

The test enables donor screening laboratories to use PCR-based diagnostic technology to screen donated blood and plasma.

Professional, molecular, and tissue diagnostics sales continued to grow during the first three quarters, while diabetes care sales remained in decline.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: modified CRISPR approach changes single nucleotides, new salmon genome assembly, and more.

Roche's molecular diagnostics business, which makes up 17 percent of its overall diagnostics sales, grew 11 percent, driven by virology testing and sequencing.

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In a commentary at eLife, Brandeis University's Eve Marder calls on researchers to value and pursue truth.

Researchers have developed a way to quickly edit white blood cells, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: rice gene enables plants to grow quickly in times of flooding, and more.

Education-linked genetic variants could also predict a small portion of a person's social mobility, Newsweek reports.