Xiamen University

The single-tube, multiplex qPCR assay is the second CE-marked test in the firm's MeltPro line, and identifies 14 genotypes of human papillomavirus.

The test uses multicolor high-resolution melt analysis to detect mutations that lead to a potentially fatal blood disorder particularly common in Asian populations.

Scientists from a number of Chinese research institutions and government agencies have published the first peer-reviewed paper describing the clinical validation of a tuberculosis drug-resistance assay developed by Xiamen-based molecular diagnostics firm Zeesan Biotech.

This article has been updated from a previous version to clarify information regarding the development and commercialization of Zeesan Biotech's assays.

Having recently secured funding from a private investor, moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, and obtained the rights to a key patent covering its core nucleic acid probe technology, molecular diagnostics startup QuanDx is now shifting its attention toward developing clinical ass

Scientists from China's Xiamen University and a startup company called Xiamen Zeesan Biotech have submitted the test to Chinese regulatory officials for approval as a widespread prenatal diagnostic and screening tool for β-thalassemia.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Kite Pharmaceuticals' CAR T-cell therapy for large B-cell lymphomas, the New York Times reports.

Kaiser Health News reports that gene therapies could cost more than a million dollars.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.

In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.