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The study is the first to demonstrate the design features and operational characteristics of Cepheid's Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra assay.

Using the grant funding, the investigators are aiming to advance the precision diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.

With genotyping data from tens of thousands of individuals with or without lung cancer, researchers identified eight known and 10 new loci associated with lung cancer.

The kit is a qualitative nucleic acid assay designed to test for Zika, dengue, and chikungunya viruses simultaneously.

Researchers have sequenced and analyzed a genome assembly for a Zika virus reference strain from French Polynesia that might be used as part of diagnostic assays.

The RealStar Zika Virus RT-PCR Kit 1.0 has been listed by the World Health Organization as eligible for procurement agencies and member states.

The GenomeWeb Index fell half a percent in June, underperforming the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but far outpacing the Nasdaq and Nasdaq Biotech Index.

Prequalification now enables procurement in numerous countries within sub-Saharan Africa that have regulations requiring this type of oversight.

WHO Search Begins

The World Health Organization has begun looking for a new director general, Stat News says.

Just a Few More Weeks

A test to detect the Zika virus is only weeks away, according to the World Health Organization.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.