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The markers could be useful in predicting the incidence of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome,an exaggerated inflammatory response that can arise in response to antiretroviral therapy in AIDS patients with cryptococcal meningitis.

A team of researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and University of Texas at Austin have described their strategy for forensically determining the direction of HIV transmission between individuals and identifying index cases.

The Applied Research and Technology Development Award is the single largest amount of non-dilutive funding received by Micronics to date and will help the company add to the menu of tests under development for PanNAT, the company's portable system for nucleic acid amplification-based point-of-care testing.

The firm is developing a rapid molecular diagnostic system for potential use in the battlefield.

The companies also said that they have separately resolved a lawsuit filed by Abbott against Qiagen earlier this year related to intellectual property surrounding PCR-based methods for detecting human papillomavirus.

The study, which sequenced and characterized 20 individual genomes, is part of a larger effort at Duke that aims to sequence around 200 genomes and 500 exomes from various disease cohorts including schizophrenia, epilepsy, ALS, and HIV.

Lab21 will offer the service from its UK operations "with immediate effect," and eventually plans to offer the test as part of its comprehensive HIV service at its US facility in Greenville, SC.

The multi-center research project will use sequencing, expression analysis, and a range of other systems biology approaches to understand early immune responses to HIV.

At AACC, Rheonix presented three research studies demonstrating its integrated sample prep and PCR testing platform. In addition, the company reiterated its intent to seek regulatory clearance in the US for a warfarin sensitivity genotyping test by the end of the year; followed by a regulatory submission in China for an HPV test.

The study supports the idea of more widespread nucleic acid-based HIV diagnostic testing, which could be a boon for Gen-Probe and Novartis Diagnostics, which offer the only approved NAT for qualitative HIV diagnosis in the US.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is working with California's health department to sequence viral samples from COVID-19 patients to trace viral introductions, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Despite differences in their migration habits, eastern and western monarch butterflies are genetically similar, according to a study in Molecular Ecology.

The UK is implementing COVID-19 testing with a 90-minute turnaround time.

In PLOS this week: identification of fungal species in subcutaneous infections, sequencing of Campylobacter found in raw meat from retail stores, and more.