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By Ben Butkus
Clinical diagnostic test maker Iquum this week received US Food and Drug Administration clearance for its Liat Influenza A/B assay and fully automated and integrated Liat Analyzer.

The NextGen Group said this week its US subsidiary NextGen Sciences has signed a deal with the University of Nebraska for use of its csfdiscovery43 biomarker discovery assay.

By Monica Heger
This story, originally published Aug. 16, has been updated to clarify information about the performance of the company's tests.

A nucleic acid test marketed by Novartis Diagnostics and manufactured by Gen-Probe to screen individual blood donations for HIV and hepatitis have significantly increased the safety of the South African blood supply, according to recently presented data.

BGI, which, according to an official, generated roughly $6.2 million in proteomics revenue last year, plans to buy around 15 new high-resolution machines and 30 to 40 triple quadrupoles as part of its efforts to expand into the clinical proteomics and pharma markets.

BioMérieux’s NucliSens EasyQ MRSA test; Abbott's RealTime CMV assay; Roche's Cobas TaqScreen MPX Test v2.0; Idaho Tech's Q Fever molecular assay; Gen-Probe's Panther system.

Testing the ability of Roche's 454 GS FLX to detect viral tropism, researchers sequenced the viruses of 14 HIV patients, selecting specifically for the V3 loop of the virus, the region that allows it to infect human immune cells.

According to a paper published in Nature, miR-148a was found to regulate the expression of HLA-C, which plays a key role in immunity, with a variant having been associated with HIV load and progression to AIDS.

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President Donald Trump announced the US would be leaving the World Health Organization, NBC News reports.

A study of Great Danes homes in on a genomic region linked to fearfulness.

CDC head says a new analysis indicates earlier testing wouldn't have caught viral spread, NPR reports.

In PLOS this week: gene expression and epigenetics of Indonesian populations, hookworm parasite secretome, and more.