The new test will also be packaged as a kit for routine diagnosis of HDV RNA and HBV DNA.
RNA sequencing on samples from three New England seals revealed a new picornavirus that appears to share a common ancestor with human hepatitis A virus.
The funding comes as part of the agency's Advanced Molecular Detection initiative, which is using the technologies to help address infectious disease outbreaks.
Researchers reported on findings from analyses on whole-genome sequences and other features from three fowl adenoviruses found in China during 2012 or 2013.
The company is developing a prototype system that it aims to later validate in clinical samples.
In PLOS this week: phylogenetic study of hepatitis E viruses in Swedish moose, recombination sites in the honeybee genome, and more.
In Cell this week: GWAS with immunophenotyping to examine genetic architecture of the immune system, hepatitis C virus sequesters miR-122 during infection, and more.
The findings also provide new clues about the virus' well-established association with hepatocellular carcinoma.
The company provided updates for its hepatitis C and Alport syndrome candidates, which are both set to enter Phase II testing this year.
The data also point to viral load reductions regardless of disease genotype, extent of patient liver fibrosis, or failure with other treatments.
An analysis of UK Biobank data finds hemochromatosis to be more prevalent than thought, according to the BBC.
An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.
In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.
Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.