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The tests are the first assays approved by the FDA to run on the firm's Cobas 6800 and Cobas 8800 systems. 

The study demonstrated the efficacy of using the Oxford Nanopore MinIon and a bespoke computational pipeline to perform metagenomics testing of viral infections in patients. 

Researchers found a handful of individuals whose post-transfusion blood samples contained a new virus resembling hepaciviruses and pegiviruses.

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.

The DxN Veris was recently launched as a CE-marked product with a menu of viral load tests, and will launch in a few years in the US with STD and HAI assays. 

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.

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GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

Certain plasma proteins could be used to gauge a person's age and whether they are aging well, according to HealthDay News.

In Science this week: approach to measure microRNA targeting efficiency, strategy to conduct high-throughput chemical screens at single-cell resolution, and more.