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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Medical Research Council has funded a new international initiative seeking to develop a multi-partner platform that will harness genomics and other technologies to study chronic, non-communicable diseases that impact sub-Saharan African.

The primary motivation for PerkinElmer's acquisition of Chinese infectious disease diagnostic firm Shanghai Haoyuan Biotech, announced this week, is to provide the Waltham, Mass.-based firm entrée into the nucleic acid-based blood screening market, company executives said this we

Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a high-sensitivity immunoassay that can be easily read with the naked eye.

Working with a microfluidic system first developed at the University of California, Berkeley, newly formed company Diassess is planning to use a $148,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health to demonstrate a single-cartridge, self-powere

Researchers from Quanterix have published a study in the Journal of Virological Methods demonstrating use of the company's Simoa single-molecule immunoassay system for detect

Droplet digital PCR is no better than real-time PCR at detecting and quantifying low levels of cell-associated HIV-1 genetic material from samples taken from patients both on and off antiviral therapy, according to newly published study.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health has awarded $21 million to support the establishment of the Center for HIV RNA Studies, which is led by researchers at the University of Michigan and includes investigators from 13 other institutions across the US.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The scourge of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa may have created circumstances that helped aid the spread of invasive Salmonella infections in the region, according to a ph

A Cepheid executive today provided investors with an update on the company's molecular diagnostic pipeline, stating that the firm currently has 14 tests in development for its automated GeneXpert platform and that it expects to offer the broadest test menu of any molecular diagno

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – CLC bio has been awarded a $2 million grant from the European Union to develop a software platform to support a multi-partner project using next-generation sequencing to identify infections, the company said today.

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A German shepherd called Nala has had her genome sequenced.

A coronavirus serology test garners Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration, but the Los Angeles Times asks: how will tests like that be used?

Certain gene variants in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle may keep brains young, according to New Scientist.

In Science this week: increased CD8 T cell density and increased IFN-gamma response may indicate metastatic prostate cancer patients who will respond to immune checkpoint blockade therapy.