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Infectious Disease

News on research and diagnostic development for pathogenic diseases.

The real-time RT-PCR multiplex test is intended for the simultaneous detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2, influenza A virus, and influenza B virus.

The index outperformed the Dow Jones, the Nasdaq, and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index in the first half of the year.

Earlier this month Centogene said that previously acquired laboratory space in Hamburg is now exclusively performing SARS-CoV-2 testing.

Yale researchers said that they anticipate their RNA extraction-free saliva assay will make testing more scalable, affordable, and available to the public.

The study is enrolling up to 2,000 patients at 10 US medical centers and using omics approaches to profile their immune response over the course of a year.

The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.

Jul
14
Sponsored by
Agilent

This webinar will describe a rapid metagenomics assay under development for human pathogens, including the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Jul
16
Sponsored by
NanoString

Join this webinar to learn how spatial resolution of gene expression in tumor tissue reveals new insights in biomarker discovery and therapeutic response. 

Aug
13
Sponsored by
10x Genomics

This webinar will discuss a study that combined single-cell gene expression and spatial gene expression to understand the evolution of sepsis in the kidney at the cellular and molecular level.