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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Roche said today that it has received CE marking for the cobas 6800/8800 automated molecular testing systems for blood and plasma donor screening.

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) – As it continues to aim high with its investigational hepatitis B virus therapy ARC-520, Arrowhead Research this week announced that it has begun testing an even higher dose of the drug in patients in a single-dose Phase IIa trial.

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.

Arrowhead Research announced this week that it has completed enrollment and dosing of the first cohort of patients in an ongoing Phase IIb trial of its hepatitis B drug ARC-520.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Grifols said today that it has been selected by the Japanese Red Cross Society as a partner in nucleic acid screening of the country's 5.3 million annual blood donations.

Arrowhead Research said this week that it has begun dosing patients in a Phase IIa trial of its hepatitis B treatment ARC-520.

Arrowhead Research this week announced that it has received clearance from regulators in Hong Kong to begin a phase IIa trial of its siRNA-based hepatitis B treatment ARC-520.

Arrowhead Research last month said that it has submitted a regulatory application seeking clearance to begin a phase IIa study of its RNAi-based hepatitis B treatment ARC-520.

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

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Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.