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Professional, molecular, and tissue diagnostics sales continued to grow during the first three quarters, while diabetes care sales remained in decline.

The Chinese firm is also developing a menu of extraction-free molecular diagnostic tests using a proprietary "one-step" reagent.

The updates include the addition of urine as a specimen type and commercially-sourced inactivated virus as a positive control.

Researchers used mosquito and monkey cell lines to propagate viral RNA in semen samples from a man infected with Zika while traveling in the Caribbean.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: germline variants in prostate cancer risk genes, genome of a Zika virus from patient without neurological complications, and more.

An investigation and follow-up analysis concluded that the Trioplex test promoted by the CDC was equally sensitive to an alternative singleplex Zika assay, despite the microbiologist's claims to the contrary.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: transcriptome patterns of Zika-infected cells, updated Comparative Toxicogenomics Database, and more.

The firm's Sentosa SA ZIKV RT-PCR Test detects Zika virus RNA from 22 samples in three hours using an automated workflow.

In a Washington Post Live talk, the NIH director said Congress' failure to approve new funds for Zika research is also threatening research on other diseases.

The device, which will be tested in collaboration with a Panamanian research institute, will run 40-minute tests without the need for electricity.


The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.

Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.

Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.

In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.