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Following a beta evaluation of the system, a virology lab in Sheffield, UK, ran a workflow assessment and found improvements with the system.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: parasitoid wasp sequences in butterflies and moths, nuclear sub-proteome of T. cruzi, and more.

The DxN Veris was recently launched as a CE-marked product with a menu of viral load tests, and will launch in a few years in the US with STD and HAI assays. 

Roche's program will now include early infant HIV diagnostics for low- and middle-income countries.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: reason for partial HIV vaccine protection, and more.

Investigators at the Walter Reed Army Institute and elsewhere identified human leukocyte antigen variants with ties to enhanced or diminished HIV vaccine protection.

The company aims to launch the qPCR-based test in sub-Saharan Africa.

The tests eligible for the collaboration include a quantitative HIV-1 viral load assay, as well as a qualitative test for active infection and early infant diagnosis.

The assays add to the test menu of Beckman Coulter's DxN Veris molecular diagnostics system.

The method combines array-based DNA synthesis, phage protein display, immunoprecipitation, and high-throughput sequencing.


The Associated Press reports that a state board in Texas has asked ANDE, a maker of rapid DNA machines, to halt its work there.

James Wyngaarden, the former director of the US National Institutes of Health, has died at 94, according to Duke University School of Medicine.

Researchers find that a 30-year-old skull comes from a narwhal-beluga hybrid, according to Science News.

In Nature this week: study of value diversity in GWAS, Epstein-Barr virus subtypes linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma risk, and more.