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The firm’s emphasis on automation has yielded Dx products for blood banks, assays for HIV and acute kidney injury, and flexible diagnostic test systems that can adapt to labs’ changing needs.

The firm said that the system is unique because it consists of cell, immunoassay, and nucleic acid tests within one platform.   

Mycobacterium tuberculosis, scanning electron micrograph

Sequencing on post-mortem samples from individuals infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV revealed diversification and spread of the TB pathogen in the body.

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In Nature this week: genetic history of HIV in the US, and more.

The researchers developed a sample prep technique similar to those used to study ancient DNA to amplify and sequence HIV genomes from archival patient samples.

The test enables donor screening laboratories to use PCR-based diagnostic technology to screen donated blood and plasma.

A modified version of a commercially available magnetic bead cell sorting instrument from Miltenyi Biotec could be deployed to areas without cGMP facilities.

Professional, molecular, and tissue diagnostics sales continued to grow during the first three quarters, while diabetes care sales remained in decline.

The agency is seeking grant applications for projects using genomics to study HIV/AIDS drug responses and comorbidities.

Translational scientist Jacqueline Achkar of Albert Einstein Medical College will lead several collaborations to build a point-of-care diagnostic platform.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.