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The test for cervical cancer screening previously received the IVD mark and US Food and Drug Administration approval on the Cobas 4800 system.

The test will be developed in Global Good labs and ported onto QuantuMDx's handheld molecular platform.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genetic evolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, mutation rate variation patterns in people, and more.

Solid MDx revenue growth was driven primarily by sales of Aptima women's health products on the Panther and Tigris platforms.

Papilloplex, a kit to detect and differentiate all 14 high-risk HPV genotypes, can be used on cervical swabs and urine samples.

HPV Through the Ages

Researchers trace the origin of one human papillomavirus lineage to Neanderthals or Denisovans, Vox reports.

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

The firms will target 18 Latin American countries in three years, with the goal of creating a complete HPV diagnostics system for the region.

The pre-market approval application is based on data collected during a two-year prospective study of more than 33,000 women.

The firm's PCR-based products for HPV-associated cancers look at DNA methylation at specific genes and include several sample preparation kits.

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.