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News Scan: Mar 13, 2009

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Hologic joins Qiagen as the only firm to receive FDA clearance to sell an HPV molecular diagnostic test in the US. Hologic's shares went up and Qiagen's went down following the news.

Obama signed the bill, which provides NIH with $30.3 billion in FY 2009, a day after the Senate passed the budget.

BioArray Briefs: Mar 10, 2009

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In Print: Mar 6, 2009

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Bioinformatics Tool-Related Papers of Note, February 2009

In its annual report, Exiqon also indicated that it would eventually seek US Food and Drug Administration approval for its miRNA diagnostics so that they could be made available to a broader range of laboratories and pathologists.

The FDA has confirmed to DxS that its TheraScreen KRAS test is a Class III device. The company is in the process of submitting its premarket approval application to the agency.

The data presented last week at the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference showed that the investigational test detected "dramatically different" miRNA expression patterns in the blood of cancer patients compared to those who were cancer-free.

Patent Reform Act reintroduced; FDA clears UF-developed wound care tech; GSK inks ophthalmology research pact with University College London, and more ...

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In Nature this week: tuatara genome sequence aids in understanding amniote evolution, and more.

The founder of MeTooSTEM, BethAnn McLaughlin, created a Twitter account purported to be that of an LGBTQ Native American professor at Arizona State University, the New York Times writes.

Novavax reports its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to immune responses, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Gene length is associated with lifespan in a comparative genomics study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that draws on the whale shark genome.