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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.

The virus, known as HPgV-2, was detected in blood samples from individuals with concurrent hepatitis C virus infections.

It's the first approved test to feature the firm's proprietary AmpiProbe nucleic acid amplification and detection platform.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: decreased DOCK4 expression in myelodysplastic syndromes plus anemia, hepatitis A evolution, and more.

A survey of small mammals from around the world uncovered new and known hepatoviruses that are helping to clarify relationships between viral clades.

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Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.