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Infectious Disease

News on research and diagnostic development for pathogenic diseases.

The firm will use funds from the round, led by the Midlands Engine Investment Fund, to develop its optical point-of-care diagnostic testing platform.

Sequencing and other experiments on barcoded Plasmodium berghei mutant strains helped researchers narrow in on key metabolic pathways in the parasite's liver stage.

The firm said that in a first phase of the contract it will focus on further development of its fever test that analyzes immune system gene expression patterns.

Due to a ransom cyberattack on its information technology systems, the firm reported full revenue but only preliminary earnings estimates.

The assay, which received premarket approval last year, detects 14 high-risk HPV types and individually identifies and reports HPV genotypes 16, 18, and 45.

The University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna reflects at Science on the anniversary of the announcement of the birth of twin girls who underwent genome editing.

By studying its enamel proteome, researchers have found the ancient ape Gigantopithecus blacki belongs to a sister clade to that of orangutans.

Bloomberg Businessweek discusses genomics with BGI's Wang Jian.

In Science this week: researchers find transplanting the gut microbiome in mice affects physiology, and more.