influenza DiaSorin Molecular Receives CE Mark for Multiplex COVID-19, Influenza Test The test detects and differentiates between nucleic acids from SARS-CoV-2 and influenza A/B from the same sample in one reaction well. Updated Cepheid SARS-CoV-2, Flu, RSV Test Nabs FDA EUA The new version of the multiplex test adds a third gene target for SARS-CoV-2 to detect future viral mutations. Bird Flu Susceptibility Strongly Increased by Variants in Viral Defense Gene Researchers found rare susceptibility variants in a gene encoding myxovirus resistance protein A in individuals infected with H7N9 avian influenza. Bio-Rad Laboratories Gets CE Mark for SARS-CoV-2, Influenza RT-PCR Assay Kit The kit simultaneously detects the N gene of SARS-CoV-2 as well as influenza A and B targets in a single reaction. Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Leads to Immune Cell Epigenomic Changes Flu vaccinations with the AS03 adjuvant led to additional changes, including increased resistance to other, unrelated viruses. Apr 28, 2021 Post-IPO, Talis Biomedical Looks Toward Expanding Infectious Disease Test Portfolio Premium Apr 8, 2021 Hologic to Acquire Finnish MDx Firm Mobidiag for Approximately $795M Mar 29, 2021 Amazon, NeuMoDx, Becton Dickinson Get FDA Emergency Use Authorizations for Coronavirus Tests Mar 12, 2021 FDA Warns of Potential False Positive Results With Roche Cobas Liat Rapid SARS-CoV-2, Flu Test Mar 5, 2021 Abbott Gets FDA EUA for Test That Detects Coronavirus, Three Other Respiratory Infections Mar 1, 2021 Mobidiag SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A/B, RSV Test Receives CE Mark Feb 19, 2021 Luminex Nabs $11.3M From BARDA to Develop Test for SARS-CoV-2, Flu, RSV Feb 16, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific Gets FDA EUA for COVID-19, Influenza Combo PCR Test Feb 12, 2021 Becton Dickinson Gets FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Combo Coronavirus, Flu Test Feb 11, 2021 Bio-Rad Q4 Revenues Jump 27 Percent; Firm Gets FDA EUA for COVID/Flu Combo Test Feb 11, 2021 Cue Health Ramping Up COVID-19 Test Production Following Positive Mayo Clinic Study, DoD Funding Premium Feb 8, 2021 FDA Grants EUAs for Coronavirus Tests From Clinomics, Princeton BioMeditech, UPenn, Inno Diagnostics Feb 2, 2021 Visby Medical Wins $12.3M BARDA Contract for Coronavirus, Flu Combo Test Jan 25, 2021 Fluxergy Aiming to Provide Low-Cost, Multimodal Testing for SARS-CoV-2, Other Disease Targets Premium Jan 19, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific to Acquire Mesa Biotech for Up to $550M Jan 19, 2021 Lucira Health Files for $115M IPO Jan 19, 2021 MiRxes Receives CE Mark, Singapore Regulatory Approval for Multiplex SARS-CoV-2, Flu Test Jan 15, 2021 Jonathan Rothberg-Led Startup Looks to Bring Disposable POC SARS-CoV-2 Test to Market Premium Dec 18, 2020 Bruker Gets CE-IVD Mark for Coronavirus, Flu, RSV Combo Panel Dec 17, 2020 FDA Grants EUAs for Coronavirus Tests From Hologic, Genetworx, PacificDx Load More Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.