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China's food and drug regulator has cleared two microarray tests and an amplification test for identifying and differentiating tuberculosis.

The technology may enable a very stable diagnostic method to detect nucleic acids without using PCR, and has so far been demonstrated to detect anthrax.

BD and Tyrian ended their partnership to develop a point-of-care diagnostic for active tuberculosis because of an inability to consistently detect Tyrian's lead protein biomarker in clinical samples at high enough sensitivity and specificity levels.

The Swiss foundation has become a member of the CPGR in order to develop point-of-care tests for African diseases.

The test simultaneously identifies Mycobacterium tuberculosis and resistance to first-line drug therapy rifampicin.

Agilent's Human CNV Association 2x105K microarray, based on a design by the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium, is the company's second catalog CNV chip and was designed for studying associations between genomic CNVs and disease.

BioArray Briefs: 2009.04.07

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CGC Genetics, Nuvera Biosciences, Veridex, ImaGenes, CapitalBio, Fisher Healthcare, Osmetech, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Data, Cogenics, UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Several of the company's microarray-based tests have been certified in China and Europe.

Papers of Note: Mar 10, 2009

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Sequencing-Related Papers of Note, Feb. 2009

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The General Data Protection Regulation has slowed some data sharing with non-European researchers as they find ways to comply with the law, ScienceInsider reports.

A bioethicist from Abertay University uses a utilitarian approach to justify genetically modifying the human germline, the BBC reports.

The US has upgraded its network of public health labs to provide whole-genome sequencing to track antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Quartz reports.

In Science this week: approach to visualize 3D genome structure in single cells, RNA interference knockdown screens to examine genetic origins of beetle horns and insect wings,  and more.