Northwestern Global Health Foundation

Quidel this week provided an update on its budding molecular diagnostics business, noting that it saw "significant progress" in each of its three MDx initiatives.

This article has been updated from a previous version to correct the spelling of Quidel's AmpliVue technology.
By Ben Butkus

The platform will combine immiscible phase filtration sample prep with automated amplification and detection, and is expected to have initial applications in point-of-care HIV testing in remote and resource-poor areas of the world. The company also sees the platform being used for decentralized molecular testing in more developed countries.

An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.