respiratory disease

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genetic diversity of the people of Madagascar, loss-of-function mutations linked to respiratory infection severity, and more.

The company has aspirations for a combined molecular/immunoassay platform, but plans to go to market with a 22-target real-time PCR-enabled syndromic panel.

Researchers have shown that metagenomic sequencing on the MinIon can identify the pathogen and antimicrobial resistance profile of UTIs in several hours. 

The investment bank said it has heard positive feedback from early adopters in Europe of GenMark's ePlex system and respiratory panel.

The partners are working together to advance research into the role of epigenetics in respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD.

By focusing on the clinical scenario, a Duke team developed a gene expression-based model to determine whether a patient's disease is bacterial or viral.

The company hopes to receive clearance to market the NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen panel before the end of the year.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In BMC Genomics, Swiss researchers described efforts to sequence and characterize the genome of a previously unknown Gram-negative bacterial species from a family called Alcal

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – German molecular diagnostics company Curetis said today it anticipates filing a 510(k) submission with the US Food and Drug Administration for its Unyvero System in 2014.

BioFire Diagnostics said this week that it has completed a $25 million financing with Athyrium Opportunities Fund.

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Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.