NEW YORK (360Dx) – Hepatitis C virus RNA testing at the point of care could provide an advantage over antibody testing by enabling diagnosis of active infection in a single visit, according to a recent study conducted by researchers in Australia.

These point-of-care tests can play a vital role to ensure that people receive proper treatment, said Jason Grebely, an associate professor at the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, who conducts point-of-care HCV testing for substance users.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

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