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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bioanalytical testing company Eurofins Scientific today said it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase esoteric reference laboratory ViraCor-IBT Laboratories for about $255 million.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Exosome Diagnostics said today that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Eli Lilly for biomarker discovery and validation using Exosome's EXO50 nucleic acid extraction kit.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – ImaginAb, a Los Angeles-based developer of molecular imaging agents, has entered into an alliance with MacroGenics to develop companion imaging agents for an anti-cancer drug being developed by the Rockville, Md.-based biotech firm.

By Monica Heger
SHENZHEN, China — BGI and Sweden's Karolinska Institute University Hospital plan to develop an immunogenetics center based in BGI's hometown.

The Immune Tolerance Institute and the David H. Murdock Research Institute have established the Center for Critical Path Research in Immunology, which will operate at the Murdock Institute's facility in the North Carolina Research Campus.

The high-throughput and assay development agreement will focus on identifying and validating hits for an immune disease and cancer-related target.

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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.