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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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The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is working with California's health department to sequence viral samples from COVID-19 patients to trace viral introductions, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Despite differences in their migration habits, eastern and western monarch butterflies are genetically similar, according to a study in Molecular Ecology.

The UK is implementing COVID-19 testing with a 90-minute turnaround time.

In PLOS this week: identification of fungal species in subcutaneous infections, sequencing of Campylobacter found in raw meat from retail stores, and more.