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Using an siRNA screen, a team of researchers from Boston and Maryland has identified a host of human proteins that appear to play a role in hepatitis C infection.

The company will use an SBIR and an STTR grant to develop POC tests for HIV and respiratory diseases.

The HIV center, located in a New York City suburb, will allow Profectus in December to accommodate more than 20 new researchers it plans to hire over the next two years, in addition to the 13 now based in temporary space.

The agreement comes approximately three months after ABL and Stanford reached their own settlement in the suit, in which ABL accused the university and professor of breaching a patent immunity contract regarding Stanford's HIV Drug Resistance Database.

LabCorp's $107 million offer to acquire Monogram gives it access to molecular diagnostics and pharmacogenomic tests that are clinically validated and are free of regulatory challenges. Although Monogram wasn't looking to be acquired, the deal would allow broader marketing of its tests by using LabCorp's national infrastructure.

The UCSF Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center will use sequencing, microarrays, and other genomic technologies to characterize pathogens linked to acute and chronic human illnesses.

The study, begun last year, will take longer than the June 2009 timeframe projected late last year. It calls for the NIH to analyze the ability of the Biosafety Level 4 lab to contain 13 toxins to be studied there, and ensure it can run safely.

MTTC links up with iBridge Network; ViroStatics licenses compound library from University of Siena; Ben-Gurion University inks research pact with Bayer CropScience, and more …

The first in a series of programs will support studies of HIV-1 persistence, including host and pathogen genetics.

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Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.

Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.

In Science this week: Genetic Probability tool identifies likely diagnoses in 45 percent of inflammatory arthritis cases, and more.