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The test  runs on the GeneSTAT system, and has demonstrated 100 percent sensitivity, 99.6 percent specificity, and 100 percent reproducibility. 

The firm's real-time PCR-based GeneStat system was developed leveraging IP licensed exclusively from the Translational Genomics Research Institute.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics company DxNA has received a $2.5M equity investment from an unnamed individual investor.

The company is developing and validating assays for difficult-to-treat and drug-resistant infectious diseases based primarily on targets, biomarkers, and PCR primers developed at the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University.

Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.