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The test detects and differentiates influenza A and B in about 20 minutes. It is the second CLIA-waived test on Roche's Cobas Liat platform.

Researchers link a certain gene variant to increased risk of contracting severe flu, the Guardian reports.

St. Jude's Richard Webby will assess the performance of InDevR's FluChip-8G test on non-seasonal influenza viruses.

The developers of a web-based tool originally designed to track flu virus evolution have released versions of their software that track changes in other troublesome viruses. 

While the MinIon could generate influenza genome data in a clinically relevant timeframe, discrepancies in the sequence suggest it may not yet be ready for diagnostic use.

The funding comes as part of the agency's Advanced Molecular Detection initiative, which is using the technologies to help address infectious disease outbreaks.

Using a combination of approaches, researchers characterized influenza A viruses at two live animal swine markets in Minnesota.

In Cell this week: map of human protein interactions, mutant phenotype variability in organisms of the same species from different genetic backgrounds, and more.

The special conditions of MDx use in the pediatric market may also present advantages in patient satisfaction metrics, a BioFire representative said. 

The firm received CLIA waiver of a strep A assay on its Liat platform yesterday, and a favorable evaluation of its influenza A/B assay was published last week.

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The University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna reflects at Science on the anniversary of the announcement of the birth of twin girls who underwent genome editing.

By studying its enamel proteome, researchers have found the ancient ape Gigantopithecus blacki belongs to a sister clade to that of orangutans.

Bloomberg Businessweek discusses genomics with BGI's Wang Jian.

In Science this week: researchers find transplanting the gut microbiome in mice affects physiology, and more.