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Trends included expanding test menus and a possible tipping point for point-of-care.

Freeze-drying and rehydrating pooled samples may overcome problems casued by dilution of pathogen nucleic acids.

The additional strains cleared for the Simplexa Flu A/B & RSV Direct kit include influenza A strain H7N9 and H3N2v

Sable ferret

Researchers have sequenced the ferret genome.

This story has been updated to include comments on the validity of the published research.

This article has been updated from a previous version to include comments from Quidel's Q3 earnings call.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — The Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University have been jointly awarded a US patent for an allele-specific, real-time PCR-based assay to detect H1N1 pandemic flu and resistance to antiviral treatments.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – While its primary focus remains on a class of novel cell membrane-disrupting antimicrobials, privately held Lakewood-Amedex is ramping up work on proprietary, orally delivered antisense molecules, with an eye to tackling influenza and, eventually, other viral diseases.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Although Alere launched the Alere i molecular diagnostic platform and influenza assay only three months ago, the company announced this week that a three-year contract worth up to $12.9 million from the US Department of Health and Human Services' Biomedical Advanced Researc

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The New York Times reports on an effort to address in high school biology classes misconceptions regarding race and genetics.

60 Minutes speaks with Harvard's George Church about tackling the effects of aging and more.

In PLOS this week: rare alterations in Timothy syndrome, analysis of twins' gut microbiomes, and more.

Certain plasma proteins could be used to gauge a person's age and whether they are aging well, according to HealthDay News.