NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Johns Hopkins University researchers have developed a proof-of-concept platform and assay for use in the clinic to test for the hepatitis C virus. The development comes on the back of an internal study that indicated 60 percent of patients don't return to the clinic to take required confirmatory RNA testing for the hepatitis C virus.

Importantly, the system could enable testing and prescribing treatment for patients during a single office visit, Jeff Tza-Huei Wang, one of the test developers and a researcher at Johns Hopkins, said in an interview.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.

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