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The company said that its Aptima HIV-1 molecular test utilizes a dual-target approach against highly conserved regions in the HIV genome.

The company said that dried blood-spot sampling improves access to HIV diagnostic testing and care, particularly among HIV-infected people living in remote areas.

The test provides healthcare professionals with a single result to confirm HIV diagnosis and differentiate HIV-1 and HIV-2, enabling appropriate treatment options.

In Nature this week: chemical-crosslinking assisted proximity capture approach to examine chromatin architecture, and more.

The firm said declines across most business areas were slightly offset by increases in sales of sample collection devices.

The researchers found that changes in histone modification at HPV integration events were correlated with upregulation of nearby genes and endogenous retroviruses.

In PLOS this week: method to detect SARS-CoV-2 directly from swabs, gene expression patterns in Kaposi's sarcoma, and more.

The PCR test detects HIV-1 RNA on the NeuMoDx 96/288 Molecular Systems and joins the company's other bloodborne viral tests for hepatitis B and C.

A tissue sample from the 1960s harbors a near-complete sample of HIV, IFLScience reports.

The DeepChek-HIV assays are designed for settings running either Sanger sequencing or next-generation sequencing workflows, according to the company.

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Politico reports that the NYPD DNA database has grown since it announced it would be removing profiles from it.

Forbes reports that a structural biology lab at Oxford University studying the coronavirus was hacked.

Science reports that a Dutch research funding agency is combating a ransomware attack.

In Science this week: set of 64 haplotype assemblies from 32 individuals, and more.