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With WHO prequalification, global health organizations can consider the Aptima HIV-1 Quant Dx for public-sector procurement in resource-limited countries.

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.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.