Mathais Lichterfeld of the Ragon Institute and Rushdy Ahmad of the Broad Institute will use high-throughput proteomics to find phosphorylation important to HIV replication.
The test, which runs on Hologic's automated Panther system, was granted pre-market approval for HIV-1 viral load monitoring.
A genome-wide CRISPR screen has revealed five factors required for HIV infection, but which aren't critical to cell viability, including CD4 and CCR5.
Hologic CEO Steve MacMillan said that the deal is so compelling that the firm needed to do it now.
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.
Sequencing on post-mortem samples from individuals infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV revealed diversification and spread of the TB pathogen in the body.
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.
The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.
Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.
Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.