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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.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (GenomeWeb News) — Long-read sequencing can enable researchers to not only detect what drug-resistance mutations are present in someone with HIV, but also whether those mutations are present in one strain or spread across multiple strains of the virus circulating in that patient,

In BMC Genomics, Swiss researchers described efforts to sequence and characterize the genome of a previously unknown Gram-negative bacterial species from a family called Alcal

The National Institutes of Health this month awarded roughly $1.4 million in grant money to researchers at the University of Texas and Tekmira Pharmaceuticals to support their development of a single RNAi-based drug that can treat both Ebola virus and Marburg virus infections.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to collaborate with partners in Africa to study genetic factors involved in tuberculosis and HIV.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health plans to fund researchers seeking to find out more about the pathogenic mechanisms, including genetic and epigenetic factors, that are involved in neurocognitive disorders caused by or associated with HIV infection.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – French molecular diagnostics firm Theradiag announced Monday that its microRNA diagnostics subsidiary Prestizia has inked two deals to develop HIV/AIDS assays in collaboration with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at Emory University's Yerkes National Primate Research Center have received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to try to identify genes that are involved in HIV transmission and those that may help protect against HIV infection, Emo

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature Genetics, researchers from University College London, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and elsewhere described mutations in a pair of histone-coding gen

The National Institutes of Health this week announced that it plans to issue a funding opportunity designed to foster research into new strategies for fighting HIV, including ones based on siRNAs and microRNAs.

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Los Angeles brought and settled a civil enforcement action against the makers of an at-home test for SARS-CoV-2, NPR reports. 

The Guardian reports that Cancer Research UK is cutting its research funding by £44 million.

Technology Review examines factors affecting SARS-CoV-2 testing turnaround times.

In PNAS this week: mapping of ancient human migrations in Europe, recurrent gene fusion in breast cancer, and more.