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The panel, developed by collaborator Janssen, is expected to improve detection of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus.

Gene expression may offer clues to antibody activity after flu vaccination in individuals under 35, according to expression data for hundreds of individuals. 

The company plans to expand into new markets through its recent acquisition of Alere Triage assets.

Canaccord and William Blair also increased their price targets on  Quidel's shares, following its acquisition of certain Alere assets and assays.

The firm said that its Panther Fusion system expands molecular testing capabilities, and increases productivity and flexibility for labs.

Researchers are working with the Australian Ministry of Health to commercialize a diagnostic test that employs the biomarker and could be available within two to five years.

Three changes could transform hemagglutinin of bird flu to bind more tightly to human receptors, a new study says.

The firm's Q4 global influenza sales were up 60 percent year over year, and in 2016 its global infectious disease business achieved double-digit sales growth.

Influenza revenues rose 112 percent due to an especially long and severe respiratory disease season, dominated by a virulent H3N2 strain of influenza.

While point-of-care molecular testing of patients with respiratory illness wasn't associated with lower antibiotic use, patients tested had shorter drug courses.

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Russian CRISPR researcher moves along with plans to ultimately alter the genes of embryos of deaf couples, though awaits regulatory approval, Nature News reports.

University of California, San Francisco, researchers have uncovered a gene mutations that appears to make a father-son duo more efficient sleepers.

NPR reports a large health insurer has begun to cover some pharmacogenetic tests for psychiatric drugs.

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of non-syndromic orofacial cleft subtypes, epigenetic and transcriptomic analysis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, and more.