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The CDC noted that if the test yields a negative RNA NAT result, clinicians should then analyze patient serum using an IgM antibody test.

Mosquito Measure

Some voters in Florida are considering a ballot question about using genetically modified mosquitos to halt the spread of disease.

The kit is a qualitative nucleic acid assay designed to test for Zika, dengue, and chikungunya viruses simultaneously.

Organizations are pursuing various approaches to control mosquitos harboring dengue and Zika viruses, Technology Review reports.

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.

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In Science this week: genetic analysis of pollutant-tolerant fish, and more.

Researchers have found a rare carbapenem resistance gene on a US pig farm, NBC News reports.

New York officials are considering the use of a familial DNA search to get a lead on a suspect in the strangulation death of a runner.

NIH Director Francis Collins has selected a retired Army major general and cardiologist for the CEO spot at the agency's embattled Clinical Center.