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Alere President and CEO Ron Zwanziger last week provided investors with an update on the development timeline for a pair of point-of-care nucleic acid testing plartforms, the company's first molecular diagnostics products.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Microbial communities in the human gut shift in response to HIV infection-related changes in intestinal immunity and inflammation, potentially reinforcing and contributing to some of these symptoms, a new study suggests.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MBio Diagnostics today said that it has achieved ISO 13485:2003 certification for its quality management system.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Case Western Reserve University said today that it has licensed exclusive worldwide rights to University Hospitals Case Medical Center to a series of HIV diagnostic tests.

Calimmune has become the latest RNAi drug developer to move into the clinic, recently initiating a phase I/II trial of its HIV therapy Cal-1.

A flurry of recently published peer-reviewed papers has demonstrated the growing breadth and diversity of applications for Bio-Rad's QX100 Droplet Digital PCR system.

Bay Area molecular diagnostics shop Wave 80 Biosciences is gearing up to evaluate its first product — a semi-quantitative HIV viral load assay that runs on the company's cartridge-based, near-patient, sample-to-answer testing system — in full-scale clinical trials by the end of t

After buying small microRNA firm Prestizia last June, France's Theradiag is moving forward in development of several miRNA tests in the HIV disease area, as well as two companion diagnostic projects for experimental therapies, one for HIV and another for obesity under a $1.6 mill

The National Institutes of Health recently announced two funding opportunities for research initiatives with potential microRNA and non-coding RNA aspects including one related to the treatment of HIV-1 and another to lung development research.

UK-based molecular diagnostics developer Lumora has partnered with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics to develop a rapid, high-throughput malaria diagnostic assay to screen patients in the developing world.

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The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.