immunocompromised

At the recent IDWeek conference, company collaborators presented early validation data on a blood-based assay for cell-free microbial DNA.

Researchers used exome sequencing to pinpoint DOCK2 mutations as causative of early childhood immune deficiency that leads to severe infections. 

BD Diagnostics and Italian biotech firm Biodiversity said today that they will collaborate to develop a comprehensive molecular diagnostic menu for testing immunocompromised patients on the BD Max system, adding to the pipeline of assay content for the recently launched platform.

In addition, Argene will provide BioMérieux with a portfolio of molecular tests for diagnosing infectious diseases in transplant and other immunocompromised patients.

NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

CNBC reports that there are thousands of genetic tests available for consumers to chose between.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of ducks, whole-genome doubling among tumor samples, and more.