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Beyond its HostDx Sepsis test, the firm is working on a test to detect and differentiate bacterial from viral infections in patients presenting with fever.

The company said it is pushing to begin simultaneous clinical trials for multiple small panel-based tests for its sample-to-answer Savanna platform.

The firm experienced a 30 percent jump in sales of immunoassays, attributed in part to a $6.2 million increase in influenza revenues year-over-year.

At the Henry Ford Health System in Southeast Michigan, bringing on the Roche Cobas Liat for flu testing led to a season of headaches before it started paying off.

Formerly known as Diassess, the Emeryville, California-based startup will use the funding to finance regulatory clearances and early commercialization.

In US influenza testing, providers see growth in placements within hospital emergency departments, physicians' offices, urgent care centers, and retail clinics.

The Singapore-based company will debut a system at AACC that performs real-time PCR flu A/B testing in less than 20 minutes for the cost of a lateral flow test. 

The Division of Antiviral products has laid out nonbinding recommendations about the acceptable NGS platforms and the kinds of information it's looking for.

In PLOS this week: alternatively spliced form of FBXO38 contributes to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, evolution of the avian influenza virus H9N2, and more.

A few key loci appear to contribute to a lasting immune response following childhood immunizations against meningococcal bacteria, tetanus, or Haemophilus influenzae type B.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.