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The firm’s emphasis on automation has yielded Dx products for blood banks, assays for HIV and acute kidney injury, and flexible diagnostic test systems that can adapt to labs’ changing needs.

The company said it will use the funds to commercialize its proteomic PromarkerD kidney disease test and launch an analytical testing service business.

Metabolon will work with Johns Hopkins University and Tufts Medical Center to develop and clinically validate the new blood-based diagnostic.

In PLOS this week: NEK8 mutations in a ciliopathy disorder, characterization of the tea species Camellia sinensis, and more.

Researchers from the University of Michigan are beginning to use Drop-Seq to characterize human kidney cells.

With data from the CanPREDDICT study, the partners will develop a test to predict the rate of disease progression in patients with chronic kidney disease.

In PLOS this week: gene expression differences in plants susceptible to or resistant to Plum pox virus, novel human pegivirus, and more.

Using transcripts expressed in kidney tissue as a guide, researchers identified a protein marker of chronic kidney disease progression and kidney function in urine.

Clinicians in the hospital will use IBM's Watson to identify possible options for diagnosing and treating rare pediatric diseases starting with kidney disease.

Researchers have sequenced and analyzed more than 50 feral and domestic cats in search of genetic variants involved in specific physical features and forms of disease. 

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CBS This Morning highlights recent Medicare fraud involving offers of genetic testing.

Researchers find that many cancer drugs in development don't work quite how their developers thought they did, as Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian politician, is to be the next European Union research commissioner, according to Science.

In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.